Thirty Years of Buddhist Studies, Selected Essays by Edward Conze

By Edward Conze

Conze, well known as a number one Buddhist pupil via his many courses (among them Buddhism: Its Essence and improvement, which has turn into a classic), has released throughout the thirty years of his operating existence plenty of vital articles that are scattered over many periodicals tough or nearly most unlikely to procure. to fulfill a becoming call for for crucial of those articles to be re-published we're proposing this quantity which includes either translations and unique essays: the necessary file on fresh growth in Buddhist reports; the survey of Mahayana Buddhism that is nonetheless the one account according to the particular assets; the comparisons of Buddhist and eu philosophy; the essay on Buddhist Saviours. the remainder articles take care of the Prajnaparamita on which the writer is the best authority within the west. The translations integrated can be particularly welcome simply because trustworthy English translations of Buddhist texts are nonetheless infrequent.

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By Edward Conze

Conze, well known as a number one Buddhist pupil via his many courses (among them Buddhism: Its Essence and improvement, which has turn into a classic), has released throughout the thirty years of his operating existence plenty of vital articles that are scattered over many periodicals tough or nearly most unlikely to procure. to fulfill a becoming call for for crucial of those articles to be re-published we're proposing this quantity which includes either translations and unique essays: the necessary file on fresh growth in Buddhist reports; the survey of Mahayana Buddhism that is nonetheless the one account according to the particular assets; the comparisons of Buddhist and eu philosophy; the essay on Buddhist Saviours. the remainder articles take care of the Prajnaparamita on which the writer is the best authority within the west. The translations integrated can be particularly welcome simply because trustworthy English translations of Buddhist texts are nonetheless infrequent.

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As a creative thinker Suzuki tells the descriptive historian, whether scientific or humanistic, that Zen must be grasped within, and not as an outside historical fact, and that only by actually becoming Zen can one know it. Although his demands may be rather hard on the average historian, I see no reason to disagree with him. Apart from Suzuki's overtowering eminence, his effect on some Western intellectuals has provoked unfavourable reactions. Unsuspectingly Suzuki fed an Eastern form of spirituality into a predominantly ex-Protestant environment which, having lost all touch with spiritual tradition, gravitated inevitably towards a self-assertive nihilism.

I n fact, Ceylonese Theravada, and Japanese Zen both reject the living tradition of Buddhism, the latter in the name of a "direct transmission outside the Scriptures ", the former in the name of a Pali Canon which alone is alleged to preserve the original "Buddha-word " . I Or, as Christmas Humphreys has putitmuchmoresuccinctly : "Western Buddhism is now in a curious condition. There are those t o whom Theravada Buddhism is all-sufficient, and there is a rapidly increasing group of those interested only in Zen.

Post-Suzukian Zen studies have tried t o fill in A shovl histovy of B u d d h i s m , 1960,pp. 74-5. B u d d h i s m o , 1958, pp. 811-2. 30 Thirty Years of Buddhist Studies our knowledge of other sects, thereby hoping to gain a fuller view and a more correct perspective : I. H. Dumoulin, a Jesuit of the Catholic Sophia University a t Tokyo, has placed Ch'an into the coiltext of Chinese history and thought. So intent had Suzuki been on explaining the spiritual message of the Ch'an masters, that it is very hard from his books alone to form an idea of their localization in time and space, or of their doctrinal affiliations.

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