By Bernard Faure
The essays during this quantity try and position the Chan and Zen culture of their ritual and cultural contexts, a variety of features heretofore mostly (and unduly) missed. particularly, they express the level to which those traditions, regardless of their declare to forte, have been indebted to greater developments in East Asian Buddhism, corresponding to the cults of icons, relics and the monastic robe.The booklet emphasises the significance of formality for a formal figuring out of this allegedly anti-ritualistic kind of Buddhism. In doing so, it deconstructs the Chan/Zen 'rhetoric of immediacy' and its ideological underpinnings.
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