By John G. Rudy
This publication demonstrates that Zen idea and artwork supply either a generative and a formative context for realizing the spirituality of the English poet William Wordsworth (1770--1850). Combining tools of contemporary literary scholarship with the philosophical projects of the Kyoto institution, the textual content crosses disciplines in addition to cultures, supplying a nonmonotheistic, nonpantheistic philosophical flooring upon which to review what Wordsworth calls the "tranquil soul" and "the one Presence" that underlies "the nice entire of life."Anticipating numerous audiences, the discourse progresses from basic, introductory point discussions of Zen philosophy and literature to the extra technical philosophical idiom of the Kyoto university, utilising intertextual readings of a number of Wordsworthian and Zen records to develop and deepen the East-West discussion because it has been unfolding because the pioneering paintings of D. T. Suzuki and Kitaro Nishida. an immense point of this research is its twofold goal: to situate Wordsworth extra centrally within the evolving international group of intercultural and interreligious communique and to illustrate the original flexibility and universality of Zen as a medium of non secular progress and aesthetic knowing.