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Zen and the Nalanda masters
« on: October 28, 2016, 06:29:22 am »
Greetings,Does zen/chen/etc. Buddhism study the university of Nalanda's later masters? in particular, the work of Shantideva? thanks.
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Re: Zen and the Nalanda masters
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 12:54:32 pm »
Greetings,Does zen/chen/etc. Buddhism study the university of Nalanda's later masters? in particular, the work of Shantideva? thanks.

Having just heard recently of Nalanda, I've got an interest in what was done there but haven't started looking into it yet.

I think that Zen is the best, clearest representation of the Dharma I've come across, and have followed it for decades at this point (albeit mostly on my own). It seemed from what I was reading recently that Nalanda was at least a kind of bridge between the rest of Buddhist thinking and Zen.

I can't say that I've come across anything in my Zen studies specifically about or by Shantideva, although I have heard of him of course. I didn't really know where to start looking into Nalanda but now I will look more closely at Shantideva.

Thank you.

 


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