The Virtual and the Vacant—Emptiness and Knowledge in Chan and Daoism
|Title||The Virtual and the Vacant—Emptiness and Knowledge in Chan and Daoism|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Journal||Journal of Chinese Philosophy|
|Pagination||457 - 471|
|Keywords||EMPTINESS (Philosophy), MAHAYANA Buddhism, MEDITATION -- Zen Buddhism, SUNYATA, Taoism|
The article offers information concerning the concept of emptiness and knowledge in Chan Buddhism and Daoism. It notes that Buddhism is considered a problem of knowledge, an idea of emptiness which is an important legacy to Chinese Buddhism especially Chan. An overview of the turning point that defines the Mahayana in a sequence of passages from Lankavatara Sutra is also presented.