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The Lion's Roar: Actualizing Buddhism in Daily Life and Building the Pure Land in Our Midst (Asian Thought and Culture #6) (Hardcover)

The Lion's Roar: Actualizing Buddhism in Daily Life and Building the Pure Land in Our Midst (Asian Thought and Culture #6) By Sandra a. Wawrytko (Editor), Hsing Yun Cover Image
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This is book number 6 in the Asian Thought and Culture series.

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Although Japanese Zen is well-known in the West, there is much less awareness of its roots in Chinese Ch'an Buddhism. Ch'an represents a unique and refreshingly sinitic reinterpretation of the Buddhism brought from India, incorporating elements of native Taoism. The wit and wisdom of Ch'an Buddhist masters are brought forth in this text through stories about their encounters with life. Beneath these deceptively simple narratives lie the profound truths of Buddhist philosophy, providing deep insights into the human condition. These are explained in direct and understandable terms by Master Hsing Yun, 48th Patriarch in the Lin-Chi (Japanese Rinzai) line of Ch'an.

About the Author


The Author: Venerable Master Hsing Yun was born in Chiangtu, Chiangsu Province, China in 1927. He became a monk at the age of twelve and was fully ordained in 1941. Eight years later he arrived in Taiwan, where he undertook a revitalization of Buddhism, the success of which is reflected in the numerous temples, publications, social, educational, and cultural projects that have proliferated under his guidance. Through the International Buddhist Progress Society, branches have been established throughout the world, including the United States, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Australia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820415444
ISBN-10: 0820415448
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: October 1st, 1991
Pages: 218
Language: English
Series: Asian Thought and Culture