The Significance of “mushin”: The Essential Mind of Zen Buddhist Philosophy for Humans in a Contemporary World

  • Hisaki HASHI Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna
Keywords: philosophy of Zen Buddhism, the essential Mind in Zen, contribution for a contemporary world

Abstract

In our time of an information highway, digital networks are linked around the clock. Among various data many people are unconsciously depending on IT and digital medias with their body––but without any mind. The human origin, its creative thinking and acting, transmitting one idea to another for reforming and developing something new has been quite forgotten. Against this omnipresent phenomenon the Zen Buddhist Philosophy of Mind shows a dynamic approach to re-create and re-construct a human life, accompanied by the unique concept of the absolute one, “mu” (無), mu-shin (無心), the mind of mu presents a dynamic unity in its flexible activity.

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Published
2016-02-29
Supporting Agencies
Hisaki HASHI, University of Vienna, Association of Comparative Philosophy
How to Cite
HASHIH. (2016). The Significance of “mushin”: The Essential Mind of Zen Buddhist Philosophy for Humans in a Contemporary World. Asian Studies, 4(1), 97-112. https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2016.4.1.97-112