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The Wisdom of Nondiscrimination

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

According to the Nijō school, there is only one single correct style, namely, the orthodox one, and mastering it is the highest achievement. Espousing the view of the Reizei school, however, Shinkei ... More


The Middle Period, Part II: The Echizen Cycle

Steven Heine

in Did Dogen Go to China?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305708
eISBN:
9780199784776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305701.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the question of why Dōgen left Kyoto for Echizen in the summer of 1243, perhaps the most significant yet most mysterious event that transpired at the midpoint of his career. ... 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


Jōkei and the Revival of Hossō Doctrine

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/9780195188141.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter briefly traces the transmission of the Yogācāra school of Buddhism from India to China (Fa-hsiang) to Japan (Hossō) and provides an overview of Hossō doctrine as Jōkei himself presented ... More


Medieval Symbolic Poetry and Buddhist Discourse

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the treatise, Korai fūteishō, Shunzei views poetry as the mediating link between man and external reality. In modern Japanese scholarship, moto no kokoro has been equated with the concept of ... More


The Buddha as Preceptor

Micah L. Auerback

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226286389
eISBN:
9780226286419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286419.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that, across the first millennium of representations of the life of the Buddha in Japan, writers and artists tended to hew closely to accounts received from the Asian continent. ... More


Prologue

Bernard Faure

in The Fluid Pantheon: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839338
eISBN:
9780824868260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839338.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The gods have been conspicuously absent in recent studies of Japanese religion. However, a cursory look at esoteric Buddhism reveals that the gods (and demons) are at the center of the rituals ... 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


From Dragon to Snake: Uga Benzaiten

Bernard Faure

in Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839314
eISBN:
9780824870508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839314.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The goddess of sound and music Benzaiten came to form a symbiotic relationship with Ugajin, a hybrid god represented with the body of a snake and the head of an old man. The composite deity they ... More


Matricial Gods: Matarajin

Bernard Faure

in Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839314
eISBN:
9780824870508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839314.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This discussion of the god Matarajin combines both a diachronic or genealogical approach with a synchronic one. Through the former, I follow the trajectory leading from the Indian god Mahākāla, ... More


Are Sōtō Zen Precepts for Ethical Guidance or Ceremonial Transformation?: Menzan’s Attempted Reforms and Contemporary Practices

David E. Riggs

in Dōgen and Sōtō Zen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199324859
eISBN:
9780190218690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324859.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

As eighteenth-century Sōtō Zen struggled to craft its sense of identity, the sect recognized that precepts and the assemblies to confer them were an essential way to wrest power from the new Ōbaku ... More


Murasaki’s “Mind Ground”: A Buddhist Theory of the Novel

Melissa McCormick

in Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji: Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190654979
eISBN:
9780190655013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190654979.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Over the course of its reception history, The Tale of Genji was viewed by many readers and commentators as a Buddhist text relevant to issues of morality and ethics, but also metaphysical questions ... More


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