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Han-shan Te-ch'ing

(1546—1623)


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(1546–1623).

One of the four great reformers of Chinese Buddhism in the mid-Ming dynasty period. He was primarily a Ch'an monk.but like many masters of the period, he advocated the dual practice of Ch'an and Pure Land, emphasizing the use of the Nien-fo technique as a means of purifying the mind and realizing its non-duality with the enlightened mind of the Buddha Amitābha. He was also renowned as a lecturer and commentator, and admired for his strict adherence to ethical precepts.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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