Chapter Three turns to the Chan master Dahui Zonggao (1089--1163), his autobiography, and the remedy that he recommended to those suffering from the malady of meditation, namely qobserving the phrase meditationq (kanhua chan). Challenging the prevailing scholarly consensus, this dissertation will attempt to show that Dahui's condemnation of silent illumination and his advocacy of observing the most critical phrase ( huatou) from each encounter dialogue have less to do with internecine polemics and struggle for support than with the question of what it means to personally witness (qinzheng) the ineffable Way and know it for oneself (zizhi).extracted not from a manual but from a scripture known as the Chishijing tHJS ( Scripture on [the Questions of the ... rare cases developing a deep aversion towards) sensual desires.61 In addition, the manual also The Chishijing (T14.482 [cf.
|Title||:||Malady of Meditation: A Prolegomenon to the Study of Illness and Zen|
|Author||:||Juhn Young Ahn|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|