P ublished online March 2013 .
Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 6470 words.
Huineng (also Hui-Neng or Hui Neng; Jpn. Enō; b. 638–d. 713), the legendary “Sixth Patriarch” of Chan (Jpn. Zen), is a seminal figure in Buddhist history. The focus of an immense body of...
P ublished online September 2010 .
Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 9751 words.
Japanese Zen developed in distinctive ways after the Chan traditions were imported from China during the Kamakura period (1185–1333) and during the subsequent Muromachi period (1336–1573)....
P ublished online February 2012 .
Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 8366 words.
The perfections are the virtues that are fully developed by a bodhisattva (Buddha-in-training) to become a Buddha. All Buddhist traditions acknowledge that the perfections are practiced...
in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion
P ublished online November 2016 .
Article. Subjects: Buddhism. 8237 words.
The etymology of the Sanskrit and Pāli term pāramitā was a contested issue in classical India. One representation considered that the term was derived from pāram, “other (side),” plus the...
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