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Poetic Wisdom in Zen Enlightenment

  • Keping WangEmail author
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Abstract

The understanding of Zen is very often identified thereafter with the appreciation of poetic images, symbolisms, and natural scenes. With regard to the Zen-based poetic wisdom, an aesthetic contemplation of mountains and waters opens up a main entrance to spiritual revelation connected with prajñā pāramitā. The ultimate purpose in this case is to explore and pursue the realm of sūnyatā as absolute beauty and freedom. In order to facilitate such a perception and experience of highest prajñā pāramitā as wisdom in perfection, it requires at least an artistic vision and literary mind with emotionally and intellectually tinged percipience, in addition to a Zen heart and poetic sensibility with an insightful understanding of sūnyatā.

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© Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

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