The Teachings of Master Wuzhu: Zen and Religion of No-Return by Adamek L Wendi

The Teachings of Master Wuzhu: Zen and Religion of No-Return

byAdamek L Wendi

Kobo ebook | September 27, 2011

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The Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations (Lidai fabao ji) is a little-known Chan/Zen Buddhist text of the eighth century, rediscovered in 1900. The text relayss a fascinating sectarian history of Buddhism refracted through the progressive philosophy of Bao Tang founder Chan Master Wuzhu (714 774).

The Lidai fabao ji illustrates Master Wuzhu’s reinterpretation of the Chinese practices of merit, repentance, precepts, and Dharma transmission. These aspects of traditional Buddhism continue to be topics of debate in contemporary practice, making the Lidai fabao ji a vital document of its struggles and compromises. Wendi L. Adamek’s brings Master Wuzhu’s experimental community to life and situates his paradigm-shifting teachings within the history of Buddhist thought.

Wendi L. Adamek teaches East Asian Buddhism at the University of Sydney. Her research interests include the Tang dynasty, Buddhist practice, environmental issues, and network theory. She is the author of The Mystique of Transmission: On an Early Chan History and Its Contexts, which won the American Academy of Religion Award of Excell...
Title:The Teachings of Master Wuzhu: Zen and Religion of No-ReturnFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 27, 2011Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231527926

ISBN - 13:9780231527927

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...Adamek has done the field a great service by making this fascinating early Chan work more accessible. The translation is meticulous and lucid.