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Indra's Net/Writings of Ven Fǎzàng

Post by Coëmgenu » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:33 pm

I realize that this is not "strictly" related to Zen, but, since the Venerable Thích Nhất Hạnh has repopularized older Huáyán discouses through the historical relations of that school with his own, does anyone here have any good recommendations for reading the works of the Venerable Fǎzàng? Third patriarch of the Huáyán school.

I am also particularly wondering if anyone has recommendations for literature concerning Indra's Net & the Golden Lion, related to the above.

Thank you all for your time.

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Re: Indra's Net/Writings of Ven Fǎzàng

Post by jundocohen » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:58 pm

Hi,

If I recall (it has been awhile), the following are very good:

Cook, Francis H (1977), Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra, Penn State Press, ISBN 0-271-02190-X
https://www.amazon.com/Hua-Yen-Buddhism ... rds=huayen

The Buddhist Teaching of Totality: The Philosophy of Hwa Yen Buddhism by Garma C.C. Chang
https://www.amazon.com/Buddhist-Teachin ... ds=hua-yen

I have not read the following, but it is available for download:

https://www.academia.edu/34209095/Refle ... n_Buddhism

There is a book by Thomas Cleary that is not so great, as I recall.
https://www.amazon.com/Entry-Into-Incon ... dpSrc=srch

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Re: Indra's Net/Writings of Ven Fǎzàng

Post by Great Sage EofH » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:23 pm

huayanzang.blogspot.com

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Re: Indra's Net/Writings of Ven Fǎzàng

Post by Caodemarte » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:19 pm

If you have a good library: An English Translation Of Fa-Tsang's Commentary On The Awakening Of Faith, 2004, Dirck Vorenkamp.

It is less on interpenetration than on consciousness, but shows the development of Fa-Tsang thought.

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Post by jundocohen » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:49 am

SunWuKong wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:23 pm
huayanzang.blogspot.com

If he does not have, he will know who does
Yes, Jeffrey Kotyk (whose blog that is) is a Buddhist historian who writes very eye opening stuff.

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Re: Indra's Net/Writings of Ven Fǎzàng

Post by Nicholas » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:38 am

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:33 pm
I am also particularly wondering if anyone has recommendations for literature concerning Indra's Net & the Golden Lion, related to the above.

Thank you all for your time.
Here is the Golden Lion - http://www.cttbusa.org/prologue/prologue_door1_26.asp

And here he is on the 12 Gate Treatise:

https://philpapers.org/archive/VORFOM.pdf
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Indra's Net/Writings of Ven Fǎzàng

Post by Caodemarte » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:39 pm

This may also be of interest (note: Hwaeom/Hwaom means Huayan or Huayen):

“Uisang spent twenty years in China and became a Huayan master of high repute before returning to his homeland. After Uisang's return, Hwaeom, in a symbiotic relationship with Wonhyo's “tong bulgyo” thought, would become the predominant doctrinal influence on Korean Buddhism. Although during the late Goryeo it would disappear as a distinct scholastic sect, Hwaeom principles were deeply assimilated into the Korean meditational school (the Seon school), where they made a profound effect on its basic attitudes. On his return to Korea, Uisang was highly influential with the rulership, and along with deeply planting the mark of Hwaeom in the Korean Buddhist consciousness, also greatly contributed to the physical establishment of Buddhism on the peninsula by overseeing the construction of numerous temples.
It is also important to make note of the degree of “reverse impact” of Silla Buddhism on Chinese Buddhism. The eminent stature of Uisang in Chinese Huayan circles has been alluded to above, but it is probably Wonhyo who had the greater overall effect, as his commentaries and essays held strong sway with one of China's giants in Buddhist philosophy, Fazan.”

http://www.acmuller.net/kor-bud/koreanb ... rview.html
Various works of Uisang (see Hwaom I and II) and Wonhyo are available for free in English at http://www.international.ucla.edu/buddh ... cle/127396, http://www.acmuller.net/kor-bud/collected_works.html, the Chogye Buddhist site, and doubtless other sites.

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