December 2005. pp. 405~436
Dharma-dhātu(法界) means the 'nature of truth' or 'domain of truth', which had been interpreted by Zhi-yen(智儼, 602-668) and his disciple Fa-zang(法藏, 643-712) in the Hua-yen school as a keyword that indicates the view on the world and truth of Hua-yan sūtra(Gaṇḍa-vyūha sūtra or Avataṃsaka sūtra in Sanskrit).Subsequently, Cheng-guan(澄觀, 738-839), constructed the mediation of Hua-yan dharma-dhātu by adopting a theory of dependent origination (pratītya-samutpāda) of dharma-dhātu from a cittamātra (consciousness-only) standpoint. In his major works, Hua-yen-jing-shu(華嚴經疏), Yen-yi-shu(演義鈔), xing-yuan-pin-shu(行願品疏), and pa-jie-xuan-jing(法界玄鏡), Cheng-guan suggests that the central doctrine of Huanyan sūtra exists in 'dharma-dhātu'. The meaning of 'dharma-dhātu' suggested by Cheng-guan can be understood in three ways. First, it is argued that the relationship between li (noumenon) and shi (phenomenon), the the basic concepts for understanding dharma-dhātu, is emphasized.Second, it is argued that dharma-dhātu is understood as a world in which the dependent origination of cause and effect is established well. Third, it is argued that dharma-dhātu is understood as the ultimate state of the truth(究極性)․the source of everything(根源性). That is, dharma-dhātu is the ultimate state of the truth, the truth itself, and the source of everything, and, furthermore, does not leave the state of ‘one mind(淸淨一心)', though it is a basis of ignorance and enlightment(迷․悟) and source of a common mortal and a saint(凡․聖). Thus dharma-dhātu is a place in which Bodhisattva will act. After all, Cheng-guan asserts that 'dharma-dhātu' is nothing but 'one mind'.
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  • Publisher :Korean Association of Buddhist Studies
  • Publisher(Ko) :불교학연구회
  • Journal Title :Korea Journal of Buddhist Studies
  • Journal Title(Ko) :불교학연구
  • Volume : 12
  • No :0
  • Pages :405~436