A Study on Primary Concepts and Views of Buddhist Aesthetics
The Buddhist formative and non-formative inheritance has formed an important part in our traditional culture and also the spiritual effect of Buddhist on Korean art is very deep and extensive. In Such concern, this essay selected primary concepts and views on Buddhist aesthetics and studied on symbolical and philosophical contexts. For example, the condition of Buddhist practice opend the world of Buddhist figures and symbolical images, and such a thing is captured by the conception of ‘the state’ which is called Buddhist aesthetics.
This essay on Buddhist aesthetics contains an study on various state’ of philosophical concepts, such as ‘naught’ and ‘vacancy’, ‘the whole’, ‘non-discord’, ‘one-dimensionality’ and so on. So this study builded up logic like as following and is in substance as follows:
(chap. Ⅰ) Religion and Art, and aesthetics, (chap. Ⅱ) Primary Concepts of Buddhist Aesthetics, (1) Symbolical System of Buddhism and Buddhist Aesthetics, (2) Category of ‘Beauty’ on Nature, Art, Human- nature, (chap. Ⅲ) The Freedom of Consciousness through the Denial of Consciousness: the ‘Mind-theory’ of Buddhism and Self-regulation of Aesthetic Experience, (1) Inside-meaning of Concepts of ‘vacancy’ and ‘the Whole’, (2) Dropping a Useless Languages and Thoughts-Indeterminacy of Aesthetic Meaning, (3) ‘Non-discord’ or ‘Indiscrimination’, and Ecstasy- Aesthetic ‘Unavariciousness’.
In conclusion, I edited the significance and problems of study on Buddhist Aesthetics, and also suggested various problems by which the scholars is confronted.