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Understanding Prajna: Sengzhao's "Wild Words" and the Search for Wisdom - American University Studies 256 (Hardback)
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Understanding Prajna: Sengzhao's "Wild Words" and the Search for Wisdom - American University Studies 256 (Hardback)

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Hardback 322 Pages / Published: 26/08/2008
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Can enlightenment be attained through words? Understanding Prajna addresses this perennial issue in the study of mysticism through the work of Sengzhao (374-414), a Buddhist scholar-monk whose essay on prajna ("wisdom") created a sensation in early medieval China. Drawing on contemporary hermeneutic theory, this book presents a close reading of Sengzhao's work, placing it in proper context while highlighting his masterful techniques for conveying "wisdom" beyond ordinary language. Understanding Prajna includes translations of Sengzhao's essay and his correspondence with Liu Yimin, a "hermit-scholar" who yearned to grasp the Buddha's sage wisdom.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9780820488264
Number of pages: 322
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 mm
Edition: New edition

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