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Zen and western modernity

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dc.contributor.author Spence, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-25T21:16:03Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-30T18:52:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-25T21:16:03Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-30T18:52:12Z
dc.date.copyright 1993
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/25916
dc.description.abstract Zen Buddhism has become a subject of fascination in the west in recent years. It is however, still enigmatic to the western mind and often misunderstood. The objective of this paper is to attempt to clarify Zen in its principles, practice and social influence. It is further considered how the Zen perspective might be of value in providing insight into the contemporary western situation. The line of argumentation investigated leads to the conclusion that although possessed of technological tools of immense power, and a vast resource of knowledge of the material world; modern systems of knowledge lack an awareness of the inner aspect of human life. It is suggested that this inadequacy in self knowledge is instrumental in the development of the problems facing our age, and that Zen could contribute in providing insight into them. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title Zen and western modernity en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ

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