Title

Buddhism and Zen

Publication Year

1954

Keywords

Buddhism, zen, India, philosophy, religion

Disciplines

Buddhist Studies | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Philosophy | Religion

Abstract

Indian philosophy lies embedded in two fundamental principles: (1) an absolute idealistic monism, that is, that the individual soul and the universal soul (Atman and Brahman) are identical in essential nature...ALL IS ONE; (2) that the phenomenal world of matter and individual consciousness, that of trees, animals, and even of the Gods themselves, is but a temporary manifestation of Brahman (or the Absolute), a partial reality, wherein all partial realities exist and without which they would have no existence.

In order to comprehend the significance of Indian philosophy, these two principles must be constantly kept in mind. When they are not, only misunderstanding and confusion result.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Philosophy

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