Three Dimensions of Yangming Fou-rsentence Doctrine

Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2024     |     PP. 325-339      |     PDF (292 K)    |     Pub. Date: October 7, 2023
DOI: 10.54647/sociology841174    59 Downloads     1213 Views  


jin guo Zhang, Center For Judaic and Inter-Religious Studies of Shandong University, China

The mind thoughts of Wang Yangming come from long-term moral and spiritual practices. After the knowledge and action are honed, they fall on the level of conscience. In the early years, Yangming paid close attention to the mind. With the help of the concentrated observation amendments of law in Buddhism, Yangming looked at the ideas that have been developed and not developed from the perspective of the doctrine of the mean. Yangming believes that the essence of the dynamic mind is natural. Therefore, it realizes the subtle purity of the mind from keeping one and settling down and from pure to spontaneous. At the same time, Yangming believes that the depth of Tao has a charm that is different from ordinary consciousness. However, Yangming criticized Buddhism for obtaining the silence of the no mind and the immobile mind through the practice of emptiness. Contrarily, Yangming paid more attention to the experience of "light" in moral practice, which made Confucianism standardize the practice of knowledge and action to the practice of mindfulness and doing instead of being in vain. The paper explored the philosophy of mind of Wang Yangming from three dimensions: one mind, no mind, and Mindfulness.

Wang Yangming; Fou-rsentence Doctrine; one mind; no mind; Mindfulness

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jin guo Zhang, Three Dimensions of Yangming Fou-rsentence Doctrine , SCIREA Journal of Sociology. Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2024 | PP. 325-339. 10.54647/sociology841174


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