The metaphysics of Zen Buddhism is essentially Hinduism "stripped for transport" with a little bit of Taoist humor and Native-American Coyote energy thrown in for good measure. The Zen Master gives his students the opportunity to transcend the need for metaphysics.
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Ch'an Buddhism and the Prophetic Poems of William Blake
An essay discussing the relation between William Blake's poetry and Zen.
On Zen Language and Paradoxes
A philosophical analysis of Zen koans by John King-Farlow.
Religion of the Samurai: A Study of Zen Philosophy and Discipline in Japan and China
1913 classic book by Kaiten Nukariya. Complete online book.
Truth and Zen
A comparison of the Aristotilian view of truth and Zen's view.
Tsung-Mi and the single word "awareness"(chih)
by Peter N. Gregory, from Philosophy East and West.
The Zen philosopher: A review article on Dogen scholarship in English
The nature and importance of Dogen's thought as representative of the philosophical structure of Zen Buddhism.
A brief introduction to Zen thought.
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