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Exploring Zen

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Hsueh-li Cheng

This book is a philosophical and comparative exposition of Zen. It first brings out the similarities between Zen values and those of Western philosophy, then discusses how Zen perceptions of truth, scriptural language and religious communication resemble those of Neo-orthodox Christianity. Zen education is then shown to be rooted in Confucianism, and Zen liberation to have no one definite, unified metaphysical system. The book repudiates the view that Zen is illogical and amoral by displaying how Zen logic functions and in what way Zen is itself the practice of morality.