READING GROUP: Abe on Zen and Non-Being

14 Aug

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This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

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August 18 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being

  • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

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Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 4 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 11 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 18 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 25 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • September 1 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 8 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Kyoto School Nationalism

  • September 15 — The Question of Nationalism
    • Rude Awakenings: “Kyoto Philosophy—Intrinsically Nationalistic?”; “The Chuõkõron Discussions Their Background and Meaning”; and “Questioning Nationalism Now and Then: A Critical Approach to Zen and the Kyoto School”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Nishitani on Nihilism

7 Aug

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This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

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August 11 — Nishitani on Nihilism

  • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9

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Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 4 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 11 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 18 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 25 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • September 1 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 8 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Kyoto School Nationalism

  • September 15 — The Question of Nationalism
    • Rude Awakenings: “Kyoto Philosophy—Intrinsically Nationalistic?”; “The Chuõkõron Discussions Their Background and Meaning”; and “Questioning Nationalism Now and Then: A Critical Approach to Zen and the Kyoto School”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Supplement to Nishitani

4 Aug

The section on Nishitani in the “Kyoto School” entry of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has been recommended as a useful supplement to today’s reading. Thanks Joey!

Link:
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kyoto-school/#NisThrFieTopBeiNihSun

READING GROUP: Nishitani on Nothingness

31 Jul

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This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

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August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness

  • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1

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SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Kyoto School Nationalism

  • September 14 — The Question of Nationalism
    • Rude Awakenings: “Kyoto Philosophy—Intrinsically Nationalistic?”; “The Chuõkõron Discussions Their Background and Meaning”; and “Questioning Nationalism Now and Then: A Critical Approach to Zen and the Kyoto School”

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Hajime on Metanoetics

24 Jul

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This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

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July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics

  • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

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SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Nishida on Epistemology

17 Jul

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This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

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July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology

  • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I

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SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Nishida on Experience

13 Jul

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This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

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July 14 — Nishida on Experience

  • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I

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Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Suzuki on Zen and Shin Buddhism

7 Jul

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This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna

  • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
  • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

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SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

READING GROUP: Nāgārjuna on Mahāyāna

26 Jun

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This Summer we are turning to the under-studied tradition of the Kyoto School, a 20th century Japanese philosophical movement which sought to bring together Zen and Pure Land Buddhism with German Idealism and Existentialism. Don’t miss our meetings most Tuesday evenings (8:00-10:00pm) on the INTERNET! (login information below in red).

This week:

June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
  • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica

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As a reminder, even though we have moved to thematic groups, there is no expectation that people participate in every week, so even if you can’t commit to the whole section, you are still more than welcome to join us when you can.

OTHER PITTSBURGH EVENTS:

SCHEDULE:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Pdfs of the readings can be found: HERE

Kyoto School Reading Group

23 Jun

It’s official, the Summer Kyoto School Reading Group is starting up next week at our usual time and place (i.e. Tuesdays, 8:00pm over Zoom).

You can find Pdfs here: HERE

Schedule:

Mahāyāna Buddhism

  • June 30 — Mahāyāna Buddhism
    • Nāgārjuna, The Dialectical Philosophy of Nāgārjuna (Vigrahavyavartani), pp.5-48
    • Optional: Silk, Jonathan A. “Mahayana Buddhism” Encyclopedia Britannica
  • July 7 — The Zen and Shin Schools of Mahāyāna
    • Suzuki, D. T., An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, Chapters I-IV
    • Suzuki, D. T., “Apropos of Shin Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye

Knowledge and Experience

  • July 14 — Nishida on Experience
    • Nishida Kitarō, An Inquiry into the Good, Part I
  • July 21 —  Nishida on Epistemology
    • Nishida Kitarō, Intelligibility and the Philosophy of Nothingness, Part I
  • July 28 — Hajime on Metanoetics
    • Hajime Tanabe, Philosophy of Metanoetics, Chapter 1

Nothingness and Nihilism

  • August 3 — Nishitani on Nothingness
    • Nishitani, Religion and Nothingness, Chapter 1
  • August 10 — Nishitani on Nihilism
    • Nishitani, The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism, Chapters 1, 9
  • August 17 — Abe on Zen and Non-Being
    • Abe Masao, Zen and Western Thought, Chapters 4-5

Interreligious Dialogue

  • August 24 — Hajime on Christianity and Marxism
    • Hajime Tanabe, “Christianity, Marxism, and Japanese Buddhism in Anticipation of a Second Religious Reformation”
  • August 31 — Suzuki on Meister Eckhart
    • Suzuki, D. T., Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist, Chapter 2
  • September 7 — Ueda on Meister Eckhart
    • Ueda Shizuteru, “Nothingness in Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism” in Franck, The Buddha Eye