On Wang Enyang’s Dharmalaksana Confucian Thought

Junjie WANG


The famous modern Dharmalaksana scholar Wang Enyang’s Confucianism is a Dharmalaksana Confucianism. He takes the original theory of Alayavijnana as the basic principle, reconstructs human nature and heavenly law in Confucianism, clarifies the Confucian disposition theory where goodness opposes evil, and reinterprets the theory of heavenly law in Confucianism. His interpretation of Confucianism takes Dharmalaksana as the supplementation, life science as the aim, mutual interpretations between Confucianism and Buddhism as the basic form, has a great significance. Its significance is mainly reflected as the transcendence of quietism of the Song and Ming Dynasties returned to forceful Confucianism, and the transcendence of mutual interpretations between Confucianism and Buddhism dominated by Zen and idealist philosophy of the Song and Ming dynasties improved to Dharmalaksana method and original Confucian mutual interpretations between Confucius and Mencius.


Wang Enyang; Xiong Shili; Dharmalaksana school; debate between Confucianism and Buddhism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/7442


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