Huineng’s “Sudden-enlightenment” Path of “No-thought”, “Non-form” and “Non-abiding"

Qing MING

Abstract


Huineng stressed attaining Enlightenment and Buddhahood through spiritual practice based on one’s intrinsically pure mind - self-nature. According to Huineng, Buddha is in the mind, not outside the mind. What is important is to make an effort to cultivate “one’s own mind” and “realize the mind and see self-nature”. The path for realizing the mind and seeing self-nature is called “no-thought”, “non-form” and “non-abiding”. This paper has taken Huineng’s “Sudden-enlightenment” Path of “No-thought”, “Non-form” and “Non-abiding” as its objects of research, and the author is attempting, through research and investigation, to analyze the source, characteristics and ideological methodology of the concepts of “No-thought”, “Non-form” and “Non-abiding”.

Keywords


Huineng, No-Thought, Non-form, Non-abiding, Chan Buddhism.


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/icssm2017/10355

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