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Monks and Monasteries

Volker L. Menze

in Justinian and the Making of the Syrian Orthodox Church

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534876
eISBN:
9780191716041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534876.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The third chapter focuses on non-Chalcedonian ‘Monks and Monasteries’ as a crucial factor for the establishment of the Syrian Orthodox Church. After the non-Chalcedonian bishops had left their sees, ... More


Amida and Tropaeum Traiani: a Comparison of Late Antique Fortress Cities on the Lower Danube and Mesopotamia

J. CROW

in The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264027
eISBN:
9780191734908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264027.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Fortifications are now recognized as a defining feature of the late antique city and in a time of insecurity they were a positive factor for the maintenance of urban life as well as making an ... More


Creating Boundaries in the Miaphysite Movement

Philip Wood

in ‘We have no king but Christ’: Christian Political Thought in Greater Syria on the Eve of the Arab Conquest (c.400-585)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588497
eISBN:
9780191595424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588497.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter establishes the wider context of the Miaphysite movement in the sixth century and examines how this interacted with earlier ideas of Suryoyo cultural independence, focussing on the works ... More


Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

Paul B. Watt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856328
eISBN:
9780824869038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856328.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The True Pure Land sect of Japanese Buddhism, or Shin Buddhism, grew out of the teachings of Shinran (1173–1262), a Tendai-trained monk. Shinran held that even those unable to fulfill the ... More


Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

Robert F. Rhodes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824872489
eISBN:
9780824875701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872489.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Ōjōyōshū, written by the Heian period Tendai monk Genshin (942-1017), played a pivotal role in establishing Pure Land Buddhism in Japan. This book is a study of the central teachings of the ... More


Secrecy's Power: Covert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contradictions of Concealment

Clark Chilson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838393
eISBN:
9780824868420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838393.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Shin has long been one of the most popular forms of Buddhism in Japan. As a devotional tradition that emphasizes gratitude and trust in Amida Buddha, it is thought to have little to do with secrecy. ... More


Letter to Mr. Tatsuguchi

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's personal letter to a Japanese American Buddhist which he addresses only as Mr. Tatsuguchi, presumably a lay member of the New York Buddhist Church (affiliated ... More


The Development of the Pure Land Doctrine in Buddhism

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay Suzuki presents key ideas and themes in Pure Land Buddhism: Amida Buddha, Pure Land paradise, Amida’s vows, sin, nembutsu, self-power (jiriki), and other-power (tariki). He argues that ... More


Beyond Good and Evil: kōji shigenobu and the true pure land understanding of the atomic bombing

Yuki Miyamoto

in Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240500
eISBN:
9780823240548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240500.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores a Buddhist interpretation of the bombing: the approach of True Pure Land Buddhism (or Shin Buddhism). Hiroshima is characterized by its large population of True Pure Land ... More


Amida’s Riven Breast

R. Keller Kimbrough

in Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146586
eISBN:
9780231518338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146586.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Amida's Riven Breast (Amida no munewari) is classified as a ko-jōruri shōhon, but is also known to have been performed as sekkyō by Tenma Hachidayū and to be thematically consistent with the sekkyō ... More


“A Name but Not a Name Alone” (1960)

Paul B. Watt

in Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856328
eISBN:
9780824869038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856328.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Yasuda's 1960 lecture, “A Name but Not a Name Alone.” The lecture deals with a subject at the heart of Shin Buddhism—the correct understanding of the name of Amida Buddha. Both ... More


Zenyu, Senkan, and the Beginning of Tendai Pure Land Discourse

Robert F. Rhodes

in Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824872489
eISBN:
9780824875701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872489.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter takes up the issue of how a distinctive Japanese Tendai Pure Land discourse was created by Tendai monks who were contemporaries of Kūya. The chapter focuses on two monks, Zenyu (913-990) ... More


Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A collection of newly edited essays on Pure Land Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, along with an introduction by the editor concerning the intellectual influences on Suzuki’s religious thought and his ... More


Introduction

Jacqueline I. Stone

in Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856434
eISBN:
9780824872984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856434.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhism in early medieval Japan encompassed multiple discourses, logics, and explanatory frameworks for addressing death. Understanding Buddhism not as a fixed, internally unified system but as a ... More


Selection from The Koan Exercise

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This essay is a long excerpt from Suzuki’s monograph-length study of the Zen koan. It is an examination of the nembutsu practice in Buddhist history and an explication of its meaning and function in ... More


The Shin Sect of Buddhism

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is Suzuki’s longest essay on Shin Buddhism, the Pure Land tradition going back to the religious figure Shinran (1173-1262). It elucidates a variety of themes found in Pure Land and Shin ... More


Sayings of a Modern Tariki Mystic

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay Suzuki analyzes the sayings of the obscure Shin Buddhist priest Shichiri Gōjun (1835-1900) using the concept of mysticism. He presents Tariki mysticism as a passive state in which one ... More


The Myōkōnin

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This essay is a chapter from Suzuki’s book Japanese Spirituality (Nihon teki reisei). In it he presents the sayings, (along with his analysis) of two Shin Buddhists, Dōshū (d. 1516) of Akao and ... More


From Saichi’s Journals

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This essay is a collection of free verses by the Shin Buddhist myōkōnin Asahara Saichi (1850-1932), which Suzuki translated and attached as an appendix to his book Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist. ... More


Infinite Light

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay Suzuki uses the theme of light to explicate multiple dimensions of Pure Land Buddhism. Amida (or in Sanskrit Amitābha) means infinite light, which is recognized as one characteristic of ... More


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