Buddha of Infinite Light

Buddha of Infinite Light

The Teachings of Shin Buddhism, the Japanese Way of Wisdom and
Compassion Daisetz T. Suzuki ... All this justified a new book title, Buddha of
Infinite Light. When D. T. Suzuki gave the lectures at the American Buddhist
Academy, he was ...

Author: Daisetz T. Suzuki

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834828643

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Shin is the uniquely Japanese flowering of the type of Buddhism known as "Pure Land." It originated in the thirteenth century with the charismatic and prophetic figure Shinran (1172–1263), whose interpretation of the traditional Pure Land teachings was extremely influential in his own lifetime and remain so today. In a period when Japanese Buddhism was dominated by an elitist monastic establishment, Shinran's Shin teaching became a way of liberation for all people, regardless of age, class, or gender. Although Shin is one of Japan's greatest religious contributions—and is still the most widely practiced form of Buddhism in Japan—it remains little known in the West. In this book, based on several lectures he gave in the 1950s, D. T. Suzuki illuminates the deep meaning of Shin and its rich archetypal imagery, providing a scholarly and affectionate introduction to this sometimes misunderstood tradition of Buddhist practice.
Categories: Religion

Land of Bliss

Land of Bliss

BUDDHISM

Author:

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 812081813X

Category: Buddhism

Page: 358

View: 273

BUDDHISM
Categories: Buddhism

Encyclopaedia of Buddhism

Encyclopaedia of Buddhism

Author: Gunapala Piyasena Malalasekera

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051507674

Category: Buddhism

Page:

View: 907

Categories: Buddhism

The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy

... of Shin Buddhism is the intoning or chanting of the Name of Amida Buddha, the
Cosmic Buddha of Infinite Light and Infinite Life. ... of what in Sanskrit is Namō
Amitābha Buddha (“I bow and give myself over to the Buddha of Infinite Light”).

Author: Bret W. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199945726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 840

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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.
Categories: Philosophy

Buddhism in Its Connexion with Br hmanism and Hind ism

Buddhism in Its Connexion with Br  hmanism and Hind  ism

301 It appears that the members of this sect believe in Amitābha Buddha as a
Being of infinite light and goodness , their chief prayer - formula being Namo
Amida ( for Amita ) Butsu , ' Reverence to the Infinite Buddha , ' that is to Amitabha
' .

Author: Sir Monier Monier-Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N13221719

Category: Buddhism

Page: 583

View: 690

Categories: Buddhism

Women in Buddhist Traditions

Women in Buddhist Traditions

In these traditions, upon awakening, a buddha manifests three forms, known as
the three bodies of a buddha (trikāya): a ... to take rebirth in the Sukhāvatī (“full of
delight”) Pure Land of Amitābha Buddha, the buddha of infinite light and life.

Author: Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479803422

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 382

A new history of Buddhism that highlights the insights and experiences of women from diverse communities and traditions around the world Buddhist traditions have developed over a period of twenty-five centuries in Asia, and recent decades have seen an unprecedented spread of Buddhism globally. From India to Japan, Sri Lanka to Russia, Buddhist traditions around the world have their own rich and diverse histories, cultures, religious lives, and roles for women. Wherever Buddhism has taken root, it has interacted with indigenous cultures and existing religious traditions. These traditions have inevitably influenced the ways in which Buddhist ideas and practices have been understood and adapted. Tracing the branches and fruits of these culturally specific transmissions and adaptations is as challenging as it is fascinating. Women in Buddhist Traditions chronicles pivotal moments in the story of Buddhist women, from the beginning of Buddhist history until today. The book highlights the unique contributions of Buddhist women from a variety of backgrounds and the strategies they have developed to challenge patriarchy in the process of creating an enlightened society. Women in Buddhist Traditions offers a groundbreaking and insightful introduction to the lives of Buddhist women worldwide.
Categories: Religion

Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Buddhist Art in the United States National Museum

Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Buddhist Art in the United States National Museum

On the front of the horns is carved in archaic style Buddha in the witness position
; on the back , standing with the arms ... He is the " Buddha of infinite light , ” and
is in the entire northern Buddhism the most popular divinity and his image the ...

Author: Immanuel M. Casanowicz

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510010425233

Category: Art

Page: 57

View: 110

Categories: Art

Bukkyo Tozen

Bukkyo Tozen

In Sanskrit , Amida Buddha has two meanings , Amitabha ( infinite light ) and
Amitayus ( infinite life ) . Therefore , the meaning of Amida Buddha is the Buddha
of Infinite Light and Life . The Larger Sutra characterizes Amida Buddha with two
 ...

Author: Terry Watada

Publisher: HpF Press : Toronto Buddhist Church

ISBN: WISC:89059489914

Category: Shin (Sect)

Page: 426

View: 615

Categories: Shin (Sect)

Korea Journal

Korea Journal

On the other hand , although the Saifukuji painting is a painting of " visualization
of Sutra on the Meditation of the Buddha on Infinite Light , " it not only contains
many of the ideas found in the Sutra of Infinite Life , its composition is also ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822024784548

Category: Korea

Page:

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Categories: Korea

A Christian Exploration of Women s Bodies and Rebirth in Shin Buddhism

A Christian Exploration of Women s Bodies and Rebirth in Shin Buddhism

Amida Buddha As described previously, Amida Buddha originated in India,
where he went by the name Amitābha (Infinite Light) or Amitāyus (Infinite Life)—
Amida, then, means “infinite.” In the story told about how this particular Buddha
came ...

Author: Kristin Johnston Largen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498536561

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 760

Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism inherited many negative doctrines around women’s bodies, which in some early Buddhist texts were presented as an obstacle to rebirth, and a hindrance to awakening in general. Beginning with an examination of these doctrines, the book explores Shin teachings and texts, as well as the Japanese context in which they developed, with a focus on women and rebirth in Amida’s Pure Land. These doctrines are then compared to similar doctrines in Christianity and used to suggestion fruitful avenues of Christian theological reflection.
Categories: Religion

Buddhist Treasures from Nara

Buddhist Treasures from Nara

Raigo ( Welcoming Descent of Amida , Buddha of Infinite Light ) , 13th century ;
hanging scroll : ink and color on silk ; 103 x 82.4 cm ; Matsuo - dera , Nara .
Important Cultural Property 62. Landscape Known as “ Suishoku Ranko , " dated
1445 ...

Author: Michael R. Cunningham

Publisher: Hudson Hills Press

ISBN: UOM:39076001931166

Category: Art

Page: 258

View: 708

This magnificent volume commemorates a historic exhibition that brought early Buddhist treasures from Japan's ancient capital, mostly from the Nara National Museum, on their first visit to the West. Here are 87 transcendent masterpieces: archaeological finds, paintings, sculpture, crafts, and calligraphy from the seventh through the fourteenth centuries, works that capture Buddhism's yearning for a state of grace and for communion with the divine.
Categories: Art

On Indian Mahayana Buddhism

On Indian Mahayana Buddhism

Essentially , it is a teaching growing from the Original Vow ( pūrva - praạidhāna )
of Amida , the Buddha of Infinite Light and Eternal Life . Amida has a Pure Land
created out of his boundless love for all beings , and wills that whoever should ...

Author: Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033636221

Category: Gaṇḍavyūha

Page: 284

View: 928

Categories: Gaṇḍavyūha

Buddhist Publication Series

Buddhist Publication Series

On the other hand , the Buddha Sākyamuni , being compassionate to the unwise
, the wicked , the unrighteous , and the ... are all emancipated from their
delusions ( EIA , E ) through the Supreme power of Buddha Amitābha , the Infinite
Light .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005756864

Category:

Page:

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Buddhism and Jodo Shinshu

Buddhism and Jodo Shinshu

Infinite Light signifies the perfect Wisdom and Infinite Life represents the
omniponent Mercy of the Buddha . Thus , Amida Buddha is the Buddha of Infinite
Light and Infinite Life . In Jodo Shinshu , Amida Buddha is the only ? object of
faith .

Author: Buddhist Churches of America

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005360071

Category: Buddha (The concept)

Page: 289

View: 546

Categories: Buddha (The concept)

Buddhism in Hawaii

Buddhism in Hawaii

... the Buddha of Infinite Light and Love . 32 The energy force of Amida ' s love
would in time , it was said , overcome the bad karma of all men who with grateful
hearts and perfect faith devotedly recited the nembutsu ( invocation ) ' Namu ...

Author: Louise H. Hunter

Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: UVA:X000117070

Category: Buddhism

Page: 266

View: 257

Categories: Buddhism

The Buddhist Feminine Ideal

The Buddhist Feminine Ideal

First , Queen śrimālā ' s meditation upon Buddhist scripture awakens her mind to
the thought of enlightenment , accompanied by a description in verse of the
Buddha ' s infinite rays of light emanating from his incomparable body .

Author: Diana Mary Paul

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030120554

Category: Religion

Page: 246

View: 319

Categories: Religion

Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism

Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism

In the Pure Land school , the Buddha of Infinite Light , Amitābha ( Omitofu in
Chinese , Amida in Japanese ) , assumes the role of saviour , and is invoked as
such . One is ' saved ' by Amida by being resurrected after death in his ' Pure land
' ...

Author: Reza Shah-Kazemi

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000127140154

Category: Religion

Page: 143

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"[Common Ground is] ... an earnest attempt to help Muslims to see Buddhism as a true religion, and Buddhists to see Islam as an authentic Dharma."--Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali (from his Foreword) --Book Jacket.
Categories: Religion

Shinsh Seiten

Shinsh   Seiten

In the Yuishinsho Mon ' i , after explaining the reason for naming the personified
manifestation of the Buddha as the Buddha of Infinite Light , Unhindered in Ten
Quarters , Shinran states as follows : Being in the form of Light , no color is ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002579905

Category: Buddhism

Page: 796

View: 562

Categories: Buddhism

Teaching Practice Faith and Enlightenment

Teaching  Practice  Faith  and Enlightenment

The Vow having been fulfilled , His Light is infinite ; hence , He is called the
Buddha of Infinite Light ( Amitābha ) . 2. Jumvo Muryo no Gana Vow of Infinite
Life ' . Refers to His Thirteenth Vow which promises that His Life , on His
attainment of ...

Author: Shinran

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005354928

Category: Shin (Sect)

Page: 247

View: 498

Categories: Shin (Sect)