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Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra By Francis Harold Cook,

  • Title: Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra
  • Author: Francis Harold Cook
  • ISBN: 9780271021904
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hua yen is regarded as the highest form of Buddhism by most modern Japanese and Chinese scholars This book is a description and analysis of the Chinese form of Buddhism called Hua yen or Hwa yea , Flower Ornament, based largely on one of the systematic treatises of its third patriarch Hua yen Buddhism strongly resembles Whitehead s process philosophy, and has stronHua yen is regarded as the highest form of Buddhism by most modern Japanese and Chinese scholars This book is a description and analysis of the Chinese form of Buddhism called Hua yen or Hwa yea , Flower Ornament, based largely on one of the systematic treatises of its third patriarch Hua yen Buddhism strongly resembles Whitehead s process philosophy, and has strong implications for modern philosophy and religion Hua yen Buddhism explores the philosophical system of Hua yen in greater detail than does Garma C.C Chang s The Buddhist Teaching of Totality Penn State, 1971 An additional value is the development of the questions of ethics and history Thus, Professor Cook presents a valuable sequel to Professor Chang s pioneering work The Flower Ornament School was developed in China in the late 7th and early 8th centuries as an innovative interpretation of Indian Buddhist doctrines in the light of indigenous Chinese presuppositions, chiefly Taoist Hua yen is a cosmic ecology, which views all existence as an organic unity, so it has an obvious appeal to the modern individual, both students and layman.
    Hua Yen Buddhism The Jewel Net of Indra Hua yen is regarded as the highest form of Buddhism by most modern Japanese and Chinese scholars This book is a description and analysis of the Chinese form of Buddhism called Hua yen or Hwa yea Flo

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    1. I love the Huayen vision, and this book is a lovely introduction to it.Francis Cook, now an advanced Zen practitioner in his right, has presented a detailed and careful study which will serve anyone reading The Flower Ornament Sutra or Buddhist Teachings of Totality

    2. This was a comprehensive book about the philosophy of Hua yen Buddhism I really enjoyed it, and even though the philosophy can be confusing, it was explained clearly and in many different ways The author also goes into the history of Hua yen Buddhism and how it relates to Indian Buddhism, and also the ethical aspects of how a Bodhisattva should act in accordance with this view, as well as other people It was very well written, and enjoyable to read The concept of emptiness is also gone into in d [...]

    3. A clearly and beautifully written introduction to Huayan Buddhism There are unfortunately very few English language books accessible to the general reader devoted to Huayan philosophy, and even this book is hard to obtain Pennsylvania State University Press no longer has it in print, and I was only able to get it in a hardcover edition through Sri Satgugu Publications in Delhi, India The 1977 publication date means that the author was writing at a time when Western converts to Buddhism were stil [...]

    4. This book is about the world view of a Chinese form of Buddhism named Hua yen Flower Ornament with a fascinating philosophy describing our existence as infinite realms upon realms, mutually containing one another the jewel net of Indra.Francis Cook s book is in my opinion an excellent introduction in the English language to the Hua yen school of Buddhism one of the seven branches of Zen Buddhism Highly recommended.Also highly recommended as an introduction to, and explanation and background of T [...]

    5. Not for a novice well, not for an intermediate for that matter My rating might be unfair because I couldn t make heads or tails of most of the Buddhist theory in this book there was always a feeling that it could be very profound indeed, but I could never quite figure it out

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