Washing the Dust from my Mirror: The Deconstruction of Buddhism - A Response to Bronwyn Finnigan.
|Title||Washing the Dust from my Mirror: The Deconstruction of Buddhism - A Response to Bronwyn Finnigan.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Journal||Philosophy East & West|
|Pagination||160 - 174|
|Keywords||BUDDHISM -- China, China, FICTION -- Technique, KNOWLEDGE, Theory of, PERSONA (Literature), Taoism|
The article discusses the aspects of Chinese Buddhism. It focuses on how the features of Chinese Daoist thought facilitating the insights, and targets neither Buddhist epistemology nor the state of mind of one who achieves the insight. It contends that the problem of Buddhism from China's point of view was how to reconcile the deeply pessimistic, nihilistic, and decadent tone of Buddhism with the upbeat, joyful exuberance of Chinese Daoism.