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Golden Robe or Rubbish Robe? Interpretations of the Transmitted Robe in Tokugawa Period Zen Buddhist Thought

Diane E. Riggs

in Zen and Material Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469290
eISBN:
9780190469320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469290.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates the long scriptural tradition and heated Edo period debates about the legendary Buddhist robe made of golden thread. It considers fourth-century CE Chinese Buddhist texts ... More


Interpreting the Material Heritage of the “Elephant Trunk Robe” in Sōtō Zen

Diane 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/9780199324859.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

During the Edo period Japanese Buddhist sects met challenges about the laxity of their practice with renewed study of monastic rules and wrote numerous works on the proper form of Buddhist vestments ... More


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