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Karma as a Narrative Device in Ouyi’s Autobiography

Beverley Foulks McGuire

in Living Karma: The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168021
eISBN:
9780231537773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168021.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines Ouyi Zhixu's autobiography, in which he avoids identification with the particular institutions (Buddhist or Confucian) of his day, and instead broadly appeals to ritual and ... More


The Physiognomy of Virtue

Daniel Boucher

in Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828813
eISBN:
9780824869274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828813.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes the glorification of the Buddha's body in the mainstream tradition, the Mahāyāna Buddhist tradition, and finally, in the Rāṣṭrapāla. It examines hagiographies which reveal that ... More


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