International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Music of Buddha Nature - Blowing Zen on the Shakuhachi
Dr. WONG Wah-Sang

Suizen, 吹禅, a Japanese word which means blowing Zen, is known as a meditative practice of Zen Buddhism using the shakuhachi bamboo flute to achieve a state of self-realization into the Buddha nature. Based on principles of common origin of the Zen School and the Nyingma School, this article presents an interpretation of the understanding of the mind and the seeing of the Buddha nature which are the objectives of Zen practices and reveals this through the music of the traditional shakuhachi repertory.

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