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During my research on this topic, I have been in contact with many of the scholars who attended the Gottingen symposium, as well as other leading scholars of early Indian Buddhism.

What has slowly emerged from my investigation is an altogether new and revolutionary picture of early Indian Buddhist history.

Zen, or Ch’an in Chinese, is a meditative tradition aimed at directly perceiving our Buddha nature.

Through the work of Paul Demieville, Marcel Hofinger, Erich Frauwallner, Etienne Lamotte, Andre Bareau, and myself, (1) the once mysterious history of the early Buddhist councils became clearer. Eventually three volumes entitled Die Datierung des Historischen Buddha were produced, diligently edited by Bechert.The pithy and powerful readings, arranged according to theme, provide a perfect introduction to Dogen—and inspire spiritual practice in people of all traditions.Norman Waddell, The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin A fiery and intensely dynamic Zen teacher and artist, Hakuin (1685–1768) is credited with almost single-handedly revitalizing Japanese Zen after three hundred years of decline.A Brief Review of the Literature It is quite common for publications involving any treatment of the life of the Buddha to refer to the few classic studies of the topic, invariably citing works such as Edward J. Buddhism is immensely rich encompassing a variety of schools.

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