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The Emperor and the Golden Light Sūtra

Asuka Sango

in The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces the origin and early development of the Misai-e Assembly in ancient Japan. Before the Heian period, emperors had begun to adopt the image of Buddhist kingship as depicted in the ... More


Haunted by Demons, Watched by Kings

Bryan D. Lowe

in Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824859404
eISBN:
9780824873660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859404.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter six uses a case study of the transcription of three texts sponsored by Queen Consort Kōmyōshi in 748—the Scripture on Saving and Protecting Body and Life, Golden Light Sutra, and Scripture on ... More


Buddhist Debate and the Religious Policy of the Heian State

Asuka Sango

in The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In the early Heian period, the state organized a series of state-sponsored debate rituals such as the Misa-e Assembly into a single route of promotion, termed here the “clerical training program.” On ... More


The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Asuka Sango

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Halo of Golden Light examines the complex ways in which the emperor and other elite ruling groups employed Buddhist rituals to legitimate their authority. Although considered a descendant of the ... More


Clerical Promotion: Domination, Resistance, and Alternatives

Asuka Sango

in The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The clerical training program was turned into fiercely competitive struggles for power and influence through the rivalry between the Hosso and Tendai schools and the two Tendai factions. Hosso monks ... More


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