Longform: The Child-turned Dharma Wheel – An Analysis of Chapter 26 of the Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra

Written by Zulhaqem Zulkifli Chapter 26 (On the Action of the Child) of the Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra (Chinese: 大般涅槃經 / Sanskrit: महायान महापरिनिर्वाण सूत्र), is a strange and fascinating portion in the entire corpus of the Sutra. Reading it, one cannot be blamed if one thinks that this chapter seems to be arbitrarily placed into the … Continue reading Longform: The Child-turned Dharma Wheel – An Analysis of Chapter 26 of the Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra

Conversation: Dr. Brook Ziporyn

Current Philosophy Undergraduates Zulhaqem Zulkifli and Koo Hao Wei sat down to interview Dr Brook Ziporyn, a visiting scholar from the University of Chicago who taught HY4113 Special Topics in Chinese Philosophy: Theories of Buddha-Nature at Nanyang Technological University. They talked about Daoist and Buddhist philosophy, buskering, and language immersion. Zul: The first thing we … Continue reading Conversation: Dr. Brook Ziporyn

Essay: An Exploration of Daoxin’s Buddha nature and Samkhya’s Purusha

Written by Zulhaqem Zulkifli, Artwork by Hoo Yan Han The idea of Buddha-nature or Buddhadhatu is a major theme that runs throughout much of Buddhism, especially throughout the Mahayana (“Great Vehicle”) Chan Schools of thought. Buddha nature can be defined as the latent potentiality or essence that exists in us, which would allow us to … Continue reading Essay: An Exploration of Daoxin’s Buddha nature and Samkhya’s Purusha