Buddhist response to Jesuits in China

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Buddhist response to Jesuits in China

Postby Indrajala » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:37 pm

I stumbled across this interesting paper by Beverley Foulks entitled Duplicitous Thieves: Ouyi Zhixu’s Criticism of Jesuit Missionaries in Late Imperial China
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http://enlight.lib.ntu.edu.tw/FULLTEXT/ ... 170590.pdf

Interesting analysis of Ouyi Zhixu's polemic against them. It is funny how he accused them of theft.
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Re: Buddhist response to Jesuits in China

Postby Astus » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:00 pm

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
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Postby Indrajala » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:09 pm

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Postby Huifeng » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:53 am

Repentance is extremely widespread in all forms of Chinese Buddhist practice, not just in Taiwan, but throughout the sinosphere.
For quite some time, repentance has formed an important part of the so-called "Chan Daily Liturgy" 禪門日誦.
Large scale repentance services led by monastics and open to lay devotees, range from 1-2 to up to 20-30 hours in length. These form the most common medium to large scale chanting and religious services in Chinese Buddhism. Their roots can be found a long way back, too.

~~ Huifeng


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