Tickling the tiger's ears: the complicated experience of Zen

Williams, Janet (2002) Tickling the tiger's ears: the complicated experience of Zen. AHRC. ISBN 9780906165478

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Abstract

Of all the major world religions, Buddhism is perhaps uniquely based upon religious experience, or at least upon some sort of experience. Going slightly further, it could be said that of all the flavours of Buddhism, Zen is the one most clearly focused upon a basis in religious experience. Such an assertion would lead to a discussion of the life and teachings of Gautama the Buddha. It seems that Gautama’s experience of enlightenment or awakening under the tree was a direct experience of the possibility of existence without the suffering caused by the ego and its cravings and delusions, and that this may well have been triggered by the recollection of a childhood experience.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Series: RERC Second Series Occasional Papers;36.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experience (Religion)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
Divisions: Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre > Second Series of Occasional Papers
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 15:03
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 13:59
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/445

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