Study of Mysticism in Chinese Buddhist Monks and Nuns

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) SEX (SEX)
TOTAL%
0) Nun4633.1
1) Monk9366.9
TOTAL139100.0
2) Buddhist school (SECT)
TOTAL%
0) Pure Land6949.6
1) Chan7050.4
TOTAL139100.0
3) Age (AGE)
TOTAL%
25) 11.2
26) 11.2
28) 11.2
30) 22.4
32) 11.2
35) 44.9
38) 22.4
40) 67.3
41) 22.4
42) 56.1
43) 11.2
44) 22.4
45) 44.9
46) 33.7
48) 11.2
49) 11.2
50) 1315.9
51) 11.2
52) 11.2
53) 11.2
54) 11.2
55) 33.7
59) 11.2
60) 56.1
61) 22.4
64) 11.2
65) 11.2
66) 11.2
68) 11.2
69) 22.4
70) 44.9
73) 11.2
75) 11.2
76) 22.4
79) 11.2
80) 22.4
Missing57 
TOTAL82100.0
4) Years of practicing Buddhism (YEARS)
TOTAL%
1) 11.1
3) 33.3
4) 22.2
5) 44.4
8) 11.1
10) 66.7
11) 11.1
12) 22.2
13) 33.3
14) 11.1
15) 1516.7
16) 11.1
17) 22.2
18) 33.3
20) 1011.1
21) 22.2
22) 22.2
25) 910.0
26) 22.2
30) 1213.3
31) 11.1
34) 11.1
35) 11.1
40) 33.3
50) 11.1
60) 11.1
Missing49 
TOTAL90100.0
5) Ego loss: Dissolution of selfhood (EGOLOSS)
TOTAL%
0) Has not had this experience3828.6
1) Has had this experience9571.4
Missing6 
TOTAL133100.0
6) Timelessness spacelessness: A non-spatiotemporal sense (TIMESPAC)
TOTAL%
0) Has not had this experience3635.3
1) Has had this experience6664.7
Missing37 
TOTAL102100.0
7) Intro unity: Unity of oneself with the world (IUNITY)
TOTAL%
0) Has not had this experience4651.7
1) Has had this experience4348.3
Missing50 
TOTAL89100.0
8) Extro unity: A unifying vision of all things as one (EXUNITY)
TOTAL%
0) Has not had this experience3529.4
1) Has had this experience8470.6
Missing20 
TOTAL119100.0
9) Inner subjectivity: A concrete apprehension of the 'One' as life in all things (INNERSUB)
TOTAL%
0) Has not had this experience119.0
1) Has had this experience11191.0
Missing17 
TOTAL122100.0
10) Ineffability: The experience alleged by mystics to be ineffable (INEFFABL)
TOTAL%
0) Has not had this experience1517.6
1) Has had this experience7082.4
Missing54 
TOTAL85100.0
11) Positive affect: Blessedness and peace (PAFFECT)
TOTAL%
0) Has not had this experience1311.8
1) Has had this experience9788.2
Missing29 
TOTAL110100.0
12) Sacredness: Feeling of the holy (SACRED)
TOTAL%
0) Has not had this experience4744.3
1) Has had this experience5955.7
Missing33 
TOTAL106100.0
13) Noetic quality: Sense of objectivity or reality (NOETIC)
TOTAL%
0) Has not had this experience2124.1
1) Has had this experience6675.9
Missing52 
TOTAL87100.0
14) I-AGE: Age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 25-401822.0
2) 41-503239.0
3) 51-601315.9
4) 61-701214.6
5) 71-8078.5
Missing57 
TOTAL82100.0
15) I-SEX: SEX (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
0) Nun4633.1
1) Monk9366.9
TOTAL139100.0
16) I-RELIGION: Buddhist school (for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Pure Land6949.6
1) Chan7050.4
TOTAL139100.0
17) I-YEAR: Years of practicing Buddhism (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-YEAR)
TOTAL%
1) 1-101718.9
2) 11-152224.4
3) 16-201617.8
4) 21-251314.4
5) 26-301415.6
6) 31+88.9
Missing49 
TOTAL90100.0