Each of us is awakened in power, the training of the animal shows the stages of the path we must travel to reach the waking state
Le Chemin de l'Éveil (The path of awakening) is explained by buffalo training in Chan Buddhism, horse training in Taoism, and elephant training in Tibetan Buddhism. Certain Buddhist and Tibetan texts employ reasoned and logical explanations, while others use metaphors. Each one of us awaits our own awakening, and the training of an animal illustrates the steps of the trail along which we must travel to reach the state of awakening. Numerous black and white illustrations. Book published with the support of the Centre National des Lettres.
Catherine Despeux, a well-known sinologist and author of numerous books on Taoism in particular, is professor emeritus at Inalco and administrator of the Institute of Buddhist Studies.
A. LE DRESSAGE DU BUFFLE DANS LE BOUDDHISME CHAN
I. Dressage du buffle en dix étapes. Version de Puming
II. Les dix images du buffle. Version de Kuoan
III. Autres versions du dressage du buffle
IV. Antécédents des représentations du dressage du buffle
B. LE DRESSAGE DU CHEVAL DANS LE TAOïSME
C. LE DRESSAGE DE L’ÉLÉPHANT DANS LE BOUDDHISME TIBÉTAIN
INDEX DES NOMS DE PERSONNES
INDEX DES TERMES CHINOIS
BIBLIOGRAPHIE occidentale et japonaise