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Buddhist Central Asian Invention of the Method

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines Buddhist Central Asia's invention of the recursive argument method. Some Buddhist teachings, which are found in all Buddhist traditions—indicating that they may be inherited ... More


A Storied Sage: Canon and Creation in the Making of a Japanese Buddha

Micah L. Auerback

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226286389
eISBN:
9780226286419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286419.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers a diachronic analysis of narratives recounting the life of the Buddha and their transformations—typically in written texts, but including material culture and ritual practice. It ... More


Seeking Sakyamuni: South Asia in the Formation of Modern Japanese Buddhism

Richard M. Jaffe

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226391144
eISBN:
9780226628233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226628233.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Though fascinated with the land of their tradition’s birth, virtually no Japanese Buddhists visited the Indian subcontinent before the nineteenth century. In this richly illustrated book, The book ... More


Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia

Christopher I. Beckwith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176321
eISBN:
9781400866328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176321.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Pyrrho of Elis went with Alexander the Great to Central Asia and India during the Greek invasion and conquest of the Persian Empire in 334–324 BC. There he met with early Buddhist masters. This book ... More


Sources and Objects of Jōkei's Devotion

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/9780195188141.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces the substantive content of Jōkei's devotion and propagational efforts. Jōkei was by far the most prolific author of a liturgical literary genre known as kōshiki (Buddhist ... More


Doubles: Stone Implements

Sonya S. Lee

in Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.003.0020
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the sixth century, the era in which the nirvana image first asserted itself as a significant category in Chinese visual culture through a range of stone objects made in the ... More


Epilogue

Sonya S. Lee

in Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.003.0160
Subject:
History, Asian History

This section deals with the Dafo or Great Buddha Monastery of Zhangye in Gansu province which celebrated its newly reinstated status as a place of religious activity. It notes that at the center of ... 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


The Lives of the Prince: Shōtoku across Asia

Kevin Gray Carr

in Plotting the Prince: Shotoku Cults and the Mapping of Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834630
eISBN:
9780824871437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834630.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the multiple lives of Prince Shōtoku, as narrated in the Shōtoku Taishi naiin mandara, which explains the origin of the relic manifested by the two-year-old Shōtoku (said to be ... More


The Dharma That Goes against the Ways of the World: The Short Sukhāvatīvyūha-sūtra with an English Translation from Tibetan

Georgios T. Halkias

in Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835903
eISBN:
9780824871314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835903.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes the Tibetan canonical collections of Buddhist scriptures. These works occupy a vital position in the religious literature of Tibet and Buddhist literature in Tibetan ... More


Tibetan Pure Land Commentaries

Georgios T. Halkias

in Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835903
eISBN:
9780824871314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835903.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter reiterates that the long and short Sukhāvatīvyūha sutras are invoked as authoritative texts for elaborating on Pure Land doctrines. This is evident in Dharmākara's nineteenth vow in the ... More


Changes in Organizational Style

Michihiro Ama

in Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization, Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898-1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834388
eISBN:
9780824871727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834388.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the development of the Honpa Honganji Mission of Hawaii (HHMH) and the Buddhist Mission of North America (BMNA). Shin Buddhism spread in Hawaii and North America as an ... More


The Development of Shin Buddhist Ministries in North America

Michihiro Ama

in Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization, Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898-1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834388
eISBN:
9780824871727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834388.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes the development of Shin ministries in Hawaii and on the mainland. In Nikkei communities, ministers’ roles and responsibilities increased when immigrants saw Buddhism as one of ... More


How the Buddha Was Enlightened

José Ignacio Cabezón

in The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles: Rog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199958603
eISBN:
9780199980819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958603.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents various accounts of the Buddha’s life from various different exoteric and esoteric perspectives: those of the two śrāvaka systems, of the exoteric Mahāyāna (the so-called ... More


Didactic Poetry of Mergen Gegeen

Uranchimeg Ujeed

in Sources of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190900694
eISBN:
9780190900724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900694.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

Mergen Gegeen’s popular poetry and songs are intended to popularize Buddhist teaching among the laity. “A Teaching on the Maṇi” is about impermanence of lives. Nothing can help when someone dies ... More


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