Anna Ruggeri Takeshita
   Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of Italian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Professor
Language イタリア語
Publication Date 2023/06
Type Academic Paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Invitation Invited paper
Title The Circuminsession of Universal-Phenomenal and the Self in the Zen Teaching of Hakuin
Contribution Type Single author
Journal Trópos. Journal of Hermeneutics and Philosophical Criticism
Journal TypeAnother Country
Volume, Issue, Page pp.126-141
Author and coauthor Anna RUGGERI TAKESHITA
Details This contribution aims to analyze the notion of mutual interpenetration of the universal and the phenomenal within the teaching of Hakuin, a reformer of the Japanese Rinzai Zen school, especially in relation to the self-awakening experience, called kenshō or satori, metaphorically represented by a mirror. In order to explain the relationship between the universal and the phenomenal within the self, I present two particular teachings, to which Hakuin frequently refers: the Five Placement of Tōzan, one of the categories of kōan currently used in Rinzai Zen after the systematization of kōan by Hakuin's disciples, and the Four Wisdoms, a doctrinal element of the Yogācāra school.