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The Influence of Zen on the aesthetics of the Poetry of Tang Dynasty

Abstract

Zen Buddhism and poetry were both prosperous in Tang Dynasty; in that time, they integrated and then fired up the sparkle of aesthetics. There were much in common for Zen and poetry in the pursuit of the beauty of artistic conceptions. Zen was so profound and vague that it could be only understood by the expression of Zen poetry. Since Tang poetry explored vivid images, a great number of poems were enriched in the aspect of images through incorporating itself with Zen. Nearly every famous Tang poets had the experience of studying Zen, and expressed their emphasis on artistic conceptions whatever in the composition or theories of poetry. Therefore, the theory of artistic conceptions resulted from the enlightenment of Zen.



This article explores the influence of Zen on the aesthetics of Tang poetry. After the preface, I discuss the Buddhism enlightenment of Tang aesthetics, then the age elements of the incorporation of Zen and poetics, and last the topics of the communication between Zen and aesthetics. By means of this, I summarize the relations between Zen and the aesthetics of poetry, and then explore the beauty of Zen in Tang poetry. In this article I shall sum up the expression of Zen in Tang poetry into four parts---- the aesthetics of Zen logic, the aesthetics of Zen artistic conceptions, the aesthetics of Zen delight, and the aesthetics of Zen taste, which are explained with examples.

Zen was much better expressed through the form of poetry. In return, Tang poetry contained more profound connotations and artistic conceptions. In Tang dynasty, the Zen aesthetics and poetry aesthetics incorporated each other, as is worth our appreciation.
Hi Nightstalker,

Grammar aside, I have problems with your content. Those Tang poets who focused on military scenes weren't influenced by Zen, surely (????).

Why don't you rework this paragraph and see if it is better? (Is this a school assignment or is this part of your work?)

Zen Buddhism and poetry were both prosperous in Tang Dynasty; in that time, they integrated (wording) and then fired up the sparkle of (what are you trying to say?) aesthetics. There were much in common for Zen and poetry (make this more direct: Zen and poetry...) in the pursuit of the beauty of artistic conceptions. Zen was so profound and vague that it could be only understood by the expression of Zen poetry. Since Tang poetry explored vivid images, a great number of poems were enriched in the aspect of images through incorporating itself (agreement) with Zen. Nearly every famous Tang poets had the experience of studying Zen, and expressed their (agreement) emphasis on artistic conceptions whatever in the composition or theories of poetry. Therefore, the theory of artistic conceptions resulted from the enlightenment of Zen.

JulielaiHi Nightstalker,

Grammar aside, I have problems with your content. Those Tang poets who focused on military scenes weren't influenced by Zen, surely (????).

Why don't you rework this paragraph and see if it is better? (Is this a school assignment or is this part of your work?)

This abstract belongs to my Chinese teacher in senior high school. I just helped her translate it into English, though my English is far from good. Now I post the original abstract at the bottom. Please take a look.

Zen Buddhism and poetry were both prosperous in Tang Dynasty; in that time, they integrated (wording) and then fired up the sparkle of (what are you trying to say?) aesthetics. There were much in common for Zen and poetry (make this more direct: Zen and poetry...) in the pursuit of the beauty of artistic conceptions. Zen was so profound and vague that it could be only understood by the expression of Zen poetry. Since Tang poetry explored vivid images, a great number of poems were enriched in the aspect of images through incorporating itself (agreement) with Zen. Nearly every famous Tang poets had the experience of studying Zen, and expressed their (agreement) emphasis on artistic conceptions whatever in the composition or theories of poetry. Therefore, the theory of artistic conceptions resulted from the enlightenment of Zen.

禪學對唐代詩歌美學的影響

<摘要>

「禪宗」大顯於唐朝,「詩歌」大盛於唐朝,禪學與詩學交會於一時,進而又激發出美學的火花。「禪」與「詩」所追求的境界之美有許多相通之處。「禪」的道理深奥渺遠,藉詩歌形式寫成「禪詩」,則其禪理得以表達盡致;「詩」求鮮明意象,不少詩歌因「禪」學思想的加入而大大提升了意象的境界。唐代有名的詩人幾乎都曾與禪宗交涉過,不管是在詩歌創作或詩歌理論上都表現出對「意境」的重視,「意境」說之形成就是受禪宗思想啟迪而來。

  本文探討「禪學對唐代詩歌美學的影響」,「前言」之後,先述「佛教對唐代美學的啟示」,次論「禪學與詩學交涉的時代因素」,而後再尋繹「禪學與美學相通的命題」,由此先概括了解禪學與詩歌美學的關係,最後再探討在禪風影響下

唐代詩歌中所展現的禪學之美,本文歸納唐詩中的禪學表現有:(一)禪理之美、(二)禪境之美、(三)禪趣之美及(四)禪味之美四部分,文中將一一舉例來加以闡述。

元好問曾說:「詩為禪客添花錦,禪為詩家切玉刀」,因為「詩」,使禪家有了更好的表現形式;因為「禪」,使詩歌更富深刻意涵及更顯高遠的意境,唐代「禪宗美學」和「詩歌美學」互通互融,「詩」、「禪」一味,箇中之美深值吾人細細去品味。