What are the significant individual words of the quote?
For each of the following quotes, you will write an analysis addressing the following things: 1. Context: Brief summary of the context from which the quote comes: What religious tradition is it associated with? 2. Analysis: What are the significant individual words of the quote? What terms stick out to you? What terms are less familiar to you (or what terms have you learned about in this class)? What do these terms mean/signify within the religious tradition from which they come? 3. Significance: What is the larger significance of the quote within the tradition? What is the purpose or message that the quote is trying to share? Each quote should receive an analysis of approximately 200-300 words. You do not need an introduction or a conclusion. You do not need to structure this like an essay; rather, you should have 3 numbered sections (1, 2, 3). Quote #1: “Avalokitesvara While practicing deeply with The insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore, Suddenly discovered that All of the five Skandhas are equally empty, And with this realization He overcame all Ill-being.” (From the Heart Sutra [A Mahayana sutra]) Quote #2: Poetry contest between two 8th C Chinese Zen monks (please focus on Huineng’s answer, but refer to Shenxiu’s as context) “The body is the bodhi tree. The heart-mind is like a mirror. Moment by moment wipe and polish it, not allowing dust to collect” (Shenxiu) VS. “Originally there is no bodhi tree The mirror has no stand The Buddha nature is basically clean And pure Where is there room for dust?” (Huineng, 8th Century Chinese Zen monk) Quote #3: The buddhas and bodhisattvas “soften their light and mingle with the dust” (Common saying about kami in Japan)