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Huineng

John M. Thompson.

in Buddhism

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...

Premodern Japanese Zen

Taigen Leighton.

in Buddhism

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)....

Perfections (Six and Ten)

James B. Apple.

in Buddhism

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...

Sŏn

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

The Korean rendering of the Chinese term Ch'an (pronounced zen in Japanese). The Chinese Ch'an school, itself still very young, began filtering into Korea during the late Silla period,...

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Perfections (Six and Ten) of Bodhisattvas in Buddhist Literature

James B. Apple.

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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