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Scholar Gong Pengcheng (龚鹏程) on new research on the history of Chan-Buddhism

近日四處講論,殊覺游轡無歸,意亦倦之。講記蕪雜,難以整理,尤為煩惱。今且附錄一篇以就教於師友。其餘游上饒、過鉛山、在寧波開國學院、赴濟南辦國際古琴研討會等,另詳微博微信等,不復贅及。

禅宗史新研

龚鹏程

時間:2015年4月10日   地點:江西宜春寶峰寺寶峰講壇

来源:新浪博客

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各位大德、各位菩萨:

我只是想稍微介绍一下目前禅宗史研究的进展。而且,这也不是整个学术界的情況,只是我自己的一些研究。

各位都知道,禅宗大量的祖庭和早期传播都在江西、湖南,因此我们很少关注西北地区的佛教,所以我今天特別想从西北佛教谈起。这是个比较特别的角度,各位不见得熟悉。

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新疆、中亚、西亚一带,在很长一段时间内(从9世纪到15世纪),广泛流通的文字是回鹘文。回鹘就是我们现在所熟知的维吾尔民族,他们当时的回鹘帝国,跟唐朝、宋朝的关系都非常密切。“安史之乱”時,中原混乱,在维系唐朝政权时,回鹘出了很大的力量。而且,回鹘当时的国教是佛教,所以,它也是一个佛教非常兴盛的地区。后来,他们也编了回鹘文大藏经,跟我们的汉传大藏经相当,规模非常大的。所以,早期的西北地区并不像我们现在所看到的那样,整个新疆、特别是维吾尔人,都是信奉伊斯兰教的。

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