Washing the Dust from my Mirror: The Deconstruction of Buddhism - A Response to Bronwyn Finnigan.

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TitleWashing the Dust from my Mirror: The Deconstruction of Buddhism - A Response to Bronwyn Finnigan.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHansen, C.
JournalPhilosophy East & West
Volume61
Pagination160 - 174
Date Published2011/01//
ISBN Number00318221
KeywordsBUDDHISM -- China, China, FICTION -- Technique, KNOWLEDGE, Theory of, PERSONA (Literature), Taoism
Abstract

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.

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