Zen Buddhism

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Synonyms for Zen Buddhism

school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith

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a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight

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At the back of the book, Broughton provides discussion of the main themes of the texts and their significance for the history of Ch'an Buddhism, as well as two appendices outlining the stratigraphy of the Ch'an manucripts found at Tun-huang and an essay laying out the development of the yu-lu genre.
The Northern School and the Formation of Early Ch'an Buddhism (Honolulu: Univ.
Barrett investigates the emergence of the notion of spiritual lineages in the Ch'an Buddhism of seventh-century China.