The Open-mindedness and the Chan Sect Implications of Dongpo's Poems
LI Yue-ying (Wujiang Teacher's School, Wujiang 215200)
The word"open- mindedness" is the main style in Dongpo's Ci(a special classical poetry in Song dynasty). The free, broad-mindedness whether explicitly expressed or implied in Dongpo's poetry was a result of the political, economic environment of the society and his personal natual endowments. However the thougths of "the Chan Sect"also influenced the poet a lot. It can be depicted on the following three factors: the objective observation of realistic life deepended his understanding of Confucian thoughts; the experience in the past broadened his view and made him pursue freedom of life; endlessly seeking the value of life, but often with some pessimism towards life. Studying the poet and the style of his poetry, the writer gains the following two understandings: the style of the poetry was restricted by consciousness while consciousness was closely related with environment and experience. Song Ci can not be simply divided as romantic and uncontrolled or graceful and restrained in style.