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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


Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Susanne Mrozik

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book investigates the diverse roles bodies play in Buddhist ethical development. Traditionally, Buddhists assumed a close connection between body and morality. Thus, Buddhist literature contains ... More


 Ripening Living Beings

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates how bodhisattvas use their bodies to transform other living beings in physical and moral ways. In doing so, it looks at a common Buddhist metaphor used to describe the ... More


 Virtuous Bodies: A Physiomoral Discourse on Bodies

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the complex relationship between body and morality presumed by the physiomoral discourse. Topics covered include bodies as the effects of morality, bodies as the conditions for ... More


 Revisioning Virtue

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter summarizes the arguments of the book and considers their ethical implications for both medieval and contemporary readers of the Compendium of Training. It employs a feminist hermeneutics ... More


Encountering Supernatural Forces

Steven Heine

in Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195135862
eISBN:
9780199834297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195135865.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This section concerns the experiences of the supranormal realm of dreams, visions, and apparitions, in addition to meetings with spirits, gods, demons, and bodhisattvas. It also treats strange, ... More


Buddhist Traditions

Lisa Kemmerer

in Animals and World Religions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199790678
eISBN:
9780199919178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790678.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The third chapter explores animal friendly teachings and practices in Buddhist religious traditions through sacred texts and teachings including sacred nature, ahimsa, karuna, metta, bodhicitta and ... More


Soteriological Aims, Means, and Boundaries

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/9780195188141.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the soteriological aims of Jōkei's message and the means he promoted for achieving those aims. Above all, Jōkei encouraged aspiration for birth in the realms of Maitreya and ... More


“Just as a Mother’s Milk Flows from Her Breasts”: Breastfeeding and Compassionate Deeds

Reiko Ohnuma

in Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the use of breastfeeding as a metaphor for the compassionate deeds of buddhas and bodhisattvas. It argues that whereas the comparison between a mother’s breastfeeding and the ... More


Epilogue

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/9780804748636.003.0063
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The true Way of Poetry is similar to the Great Void, lacking in nothing and no way superfluous. Every individual finds his own way to attain perfection and is capable of experiencing enlightenment ... More


Epilogue: The Cultural Heritage of Tabo

Laxman S. Thakur

in Visualizing a Buddhist Sutra: Text and Figure in Himalayan Art

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673142
eISBN:
9780199081943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673142.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter addresses the cultural background of Tabo. The juxtaposition of visual and the scriptural data at Tabo appears to be unique in a number of ways. The Gaṇḍavyūha murals belong to ... More


Representing the Twelve Calendrical Animals as Beastly, Human, and Hybrid Beings in Medieval China

Judy Chungwa Ho

in The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824846763
eISBN:
9780824873035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846763.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In this study, the early history of the calendrical animals is traced to the mapping of space, time, stars and constellations, the rise of correlative cosmology and the mantic arts in China. It draws ... More


Slicing, Burning, and Blood Writing: Karmic Transformations of Bodies

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/9780231168021.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores various types of bodily practices that Ouyi Zhixu engages in, including “filial slicing” to heal ailing relatives, burning his head and arms, and writing texts in his blood. His ... More


Indian Mahayana Origins and Departures

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/9780824835903.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the Mahāyāna soteriology of reaching “supreme and perfect awakening.” The Mahāyāna scriptures emphasize the spiritual pursuits and glory of bodhisattvas, which, in conceptual ... More


Epilogue

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/9780824853549.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The epilogue draws upon a small number of anomalous tales, which defy easy categorization to bring them into conversation with the broader hermeneutical questions that have preoccupied scholars ... More


Former Life Narratives and the Bodhisattva Career

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/9780824828813.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the Buddha's long and often grueling bodhisattva career—his sequence of former lives in pursuit of enlightenment—focusing on his continuous practice of a series of moral and ... More


“Humans as Bodhisattvas” (1962)

Paul B. Watt

in Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856328
eISBN:
9780824869038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856328.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents a translation of the 1962 essay, “Humans as Bodhisattvas.” As explained in the previous chapter, in the lecture “A Name but Not a Name Alone,” Yasuda had clarified the meaning ... More


Signs from the Unseen Realm and Buddhist Miracle Tales in Early Medieval China

in Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836023
eISBN:
9780824869601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836023.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses records of miraculous events that demonstrate the power of the Buddha, bodhisattvas, monks, and nuns. These events were thought to prove the efficacy of Buddhist devotional ... More


Buddhist Saints to Bridge the Sino-Indian Divide

Stuart H. Young

in Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841201
eISBN:
9780824868598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841201.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 offers a more synoptic perspective on the Indian patriarchs as both models for emulation and objects of veneration in medieval China. Here I aim to articulate the unique sorts of power and ... More


Buddhism: Signs of Transcendent Wisdom

David L. Weddle

in Miracles: Wonder and Meaning in World Religions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794159
eISBN:
9780814784532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794159.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the meaning and purpose of miracles in Buddhism. In Buddhist tradition, miracle stories are signs of transcendent wisdom, serving the pedagogical purpose of demonstrating the ... More


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