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 Selected East Asian Interpretations of the Story

Taigen Dan Leighton

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces responses and commentaries to the Lotus Sutra, especially to Chapters 15 and 16, from a series of prominent East Asian Buddhist teachers. Included are early Chinese teachers ... More


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


 Dōgen's Interpretations of This Lotus Sutra Story

Taigen Dan Leighton

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter gives a close reading of a range of references throughout Dōgen's writings on Lotus Sutra Chapters 15 and 16, organized in terms of earth, space, and time. It also looks in to how Dōgen ... More


 Hermeneutics and Discourse Styles in Studies of the Lotus Sutra and Dōgen

Taigen Dan Leighton

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents a range of hermeneutical and methodological considerations related to Dōgen and the Lotus Sutra, discussing approaches particularly relevant to Dōgen: skillful means; Tathāgata ... More


 Dōgen's View of Earth, Space, and Time Seen in Mahāyāna Context

Taigen Dan Leighton

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Mahāyāna imagery concerning earth and space, and their confluence and related Buddhist backgrounds on temporality, and how these may have served as a wider context for Dōgen's ... More


Who's Your Daddy Now?: Reissued Paternity in the Lotus Sūtra

Alan Cole

in Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter inspects the Lotus Sutra and its sophisticated use of father–son motifs to explain its own identity. This Mahayana text inserts itself as the defining element in creating a new identity ... More


 The Pivotal Lotus Story and Dōgen's Worldview

Taigen Dan Leighton

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Eihei Dōgen (1200-1253), the most prolific writer among the historical Zen masters and considered the founder of the Soto Zen tradition in Japan. Examples of ... More


The Domino Effect: Everyone and His Brother Convert to the Lotus Sūtra

Alan Cole

in Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter demonstrates how the Lotus Sutra creates several layers of audiences that are designed to control the reading audience which is now observing both the narrative action and its effects on ... More


Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work sheds new light on the origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism, with close readings of four well-known texts: the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, and Vimalakirti Nirdesa. ... More


Exemplary Death

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/9780824856434.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Premodern Japanese hagiographies called ōjōden provide a model of ideal death. Persons who are to be born in Pure Land withdraw before dying to a separate room or chapel (mujōin), which helped ... More


Extremes Meet: Radical Buddhists of Early Shōwa

James Mark Shields

in Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190664008
eISBN:
9780190675523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664008.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Religion and Society

Chapter 6, “Extremes Meet: Radical Buddhists of Early Shōwa,” examines the intellectual discussions on modernity of the 1930s, as well as the struggles of Buddhist leaders, priests, scholars, and ... More


“The Place of Multiple Meanings”: The Dragon Daughter Rereads the Lotus Sutra

Catherine Keller

in Intercarnations: Exercises in Theological Possibility

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276455
eISBN:
9780823277094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276455.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the Lotus Sutra, a 2,000-year-old sutra recognized by the Chinese Buddhist master Zhi Yi as the ultimate teaching of the Tiantai lineage. Lotus Sutra announces the true dharma ... More


Vulture Peak: Two Buddhas Seated Side by Side

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

in Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226517902
eISBN:
9780226518060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226518060.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes Hyecho’s visit to the city of Rājagṛha and presumably to nearby Vulture Peak, the site of many important sermons of the Buddha. Among these, the Lotus Sūtra would have been ... More


The Precocious Child in Chinese Buddhism

Miriam Levering

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The stories of Buddhist children destined to be saints or monastics reflect the motif of “the precocious child” that was already evident in Chinese elite culture in the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-220 ... More


Introduction

Alan Cole

in Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Early Mahayana Buddhist sutras illustrate the importance of textually produced paternal figures for organizing authority and legitimacy, drawing readers into complex realignments with the Buddhist ... More


The Lotus Sūtra

Wing-tsit Chan

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the Lotus Sūtra, the most important scripture of Mahāyūna Buddhism, which cuts across the entire Far East. Since its appearance in China in the third century, and especially ... More


Guanyin in a Taoist Guise

Christine Mollier

in Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831691
eISBN:
9780824868765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831691.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara decisively entered China at the end of the third century with the translation of the most widely revered Buddhist scripture in East Asia, the Sūtra of the Lotus Flower ... More


Woman, Love, Poetry, and Enlightenment: Izumi Shikibu as Topos

Rajyashree Pandey

in Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853549
eISBN:
9780824869052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853549.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Rather than attempting to seek out the ‘real’ Izumi Shikibu, the chapter focuses on the creative re-imaginings that were effected on the textual body of this famous literary figure in the narratives ... More


Kiyomori, Itsukushima, and Fukuhara

Heather Blair

in Lovable Losers: The Heike in Action and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846756
eISBN:
9780824868246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846756.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The author examines the Heike’s religious practices, situating the Heike nōkyō (Sūtras Dedicated by the Heike, 1164) within a larger ritual context established by Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181), which ... More


Life and Death: The Development of Nirvana Images in the Northern Dynasties

Chuan-Ying Yen

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

In early Indian Buddhist art, numerous stupas were erected to store relics commemorating a past Buddha instead of depicting the death of Sakyamuni. Relic cult is the focus of Buddha worship, but in ... More


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