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Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Taigen Dan Leighton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

As a religion concerned with universal liberation, Zen grew out of a Buddhist worldview very different from the currently prevalent scientific materialism. Zen cannot be fully understood outside of a ... More


Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Susanne Mrozik

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book investigates the diverse roles bodies play in Buddhist ethical development. Traditionally, Buddhists assumed a close connection between body and morality. Thus, Buddhist literature contains ... More


 Ripening Living Beings

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates how bodhisattvas use their bodies to transform other living beings in physical and moral ways. In doing so, it looks at a common Buddhist metaphor used to describe the ... More


 Virtuous Bodies: A Physiomoral Discourse on Bodies

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the complex relationship between body and morality presumed by the physiomoral discourse. Topics covered include bodies as the effects of morality, bodies as the conditions for ... More


 Revisioning Virtue

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter summarizes the arguments of the book and considers their ethical implications for both medieval and contemporary readers of the Compendium of Training. It employs a feminist hermeneutics ... More


Encountering Supernatural Forces

Steven Heine

in Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195135862
eISBN:
9780199834297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195135865.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This section concerns the experiences of the supranormal realm of dreams, visions, and apparitions, in addition to meetings with spirits, gods, demons, and bodhisattvas. It also treats strange, ... More


Buddhist Traditions

Lisa Kemmerer

in Animals and World Religions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The third chapter explores animal friendly teachings and practices in Buddhist religious traditions through sacred texts and teachings including sacred nature, ahimsa, karuna, metta, bodhicitta and ... More


Soteriological Aims, Means, and Boundaries

James L. Ford

in Jōkei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188141
eISBN:
9780199850976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188141.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the soteriological aims of Jōkei's message and the means he promoted for achieving those aims. Above all, Jōkei encouraged aspiration for birth in the realms of Maitreya and ... More


“Just as a Mother’s Milk Flows from Her Breasts”: Breastfeeding and Compassionate Deeds

Reiko Ohnuma

in Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the use of breastfeeding as a metaphor for the compassionate deeds of buddhas and bodhisattvas. It argues that whereas the comparison between a mother’s breastfeeding and the ... More


Epilogue

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0063
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The true Way of Poetry is similar to the Great Void, lacking in nothing and no way superfluous. Every individual finds his own way to attain perfection and is capable of experiencing enlightenment ... More


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