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The Vīracōḻiyam: Language, Literary Theory, and Religious Community

Anne E. Monius

in Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139990
eISBN:
9780199834501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139992.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapters and the next turn to the eleventh‐century Vīracōliyam and its commentary, both of which construct a technology or theoretical vision of a multilingual literary culture that is claimed ... More


Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan

Sherry D. Fowler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856229
eISBN:
9780824872977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856229.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

When Kannon (Avalokiteśvara in Sanskrit) appears in multiple manifestations, the compassionate Buddhist deity’s magnificent powers are believed to increase to even greater heights. This book examines ... More


Prayer and Chanting

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Kim Iryŏp reflects on the importance of prayer and chanting in Buddhist practice. According to Iryŏp, we pray to Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva because we believe that she can make ... More


Conclusion

Peter Schwieger

in The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter summarizes key points in the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. It argues that from the time the Qing emperors began enforcing their sovereignty over ... More


With a Returned Gift in My Hand

Kim Iryŏp

in Reflections of a Zen Buddhist Nun

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838782
eISBN:
9780824871468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838782.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains Mr. B.'s letter to Kim Iryŏp. Mr. B. remembers the days when he and Iryŏp met; they were adults who had already experienced married life, but very pure and passionate in their ... More


Island of Guanyin: Mount Putuo and Its Gazetteers

Marcus Bingenheimer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190456191
eISBN:
9780190456214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456191.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Island of Guanyin explores how Mount Putuo, one of the most popular Buddhist sites in China, has been depicted in a particular genre—the temple or mountain gazetteer. Guanyin (Skr. Avalokiteśvara), ... More


What Do Protective Deities, Mongolian Heroes, and Fast Steeds Have in Common?

Vesna A. Wallace (ed.)

in Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199958641
eISBN:
9780190206819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In the Mongolian Buddhist world, powerful, fierce Buddhist deities such as Jamsran (lCam sring), Hayagrīva, and Vajrapāṇi are seen as paragons of courage, physical and mental strength and virtue and ... More


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