Joji Atone was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1951 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of WisconsinûMadison.
Author: Joji Atone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Joji Atone was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1951 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of WisconsinûMadison. Since 1992, he has been the director of Bukkyo UniversityûLos Angeles Extension. Yoko Hayashi, M.Ed., is a retired educator living in Los Angeles. The daughter of a Japanese Pure Land missionary, she was born in Hawaii, where she spent her professional career.
recite nembutsu. (Joji Atone, Yoko Hayashi, trans., The Promise of Amida Buddha: Honen's Path to Bliss [Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2011], p. 365)
Honen -541- . . . This passage means: There are some people who become
enraged upon ...
Author: Alfred Bloom
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
This second volume of passages gathered from the leading monks and teachers of the Pure Land, or Shin, school of Buddhist teaching focuses on religious practice. Extending from the foundational texts and first interpreters in the 4th century, to Rennyo in the 15th century, Professor Bloom’s selections trace the development of Shin Buddhist teaching from monastic visualization practices to the widely popular path to salvation through faith in, and recitation of, the name of Amida Buddha. Volume 2 features a foreword by Kenneth K. Tanaka and an introduction by renowned scholar and editor, Alfred Bloom, whose selected passages have been arranged topically for easy reference on issues of Pure Land teaching. The key interpreters featured are the Seven Great Teachers from India, China, and Japan (Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu; T’an-luan, Tao-ch’o, Shan-tao; Genshin, Honen), selected as doctrinal authorities by Shinran (1173-1263), the founder of the Japanese Pure Land sect.
... that the uttering of the nenbutsu was not an act made by the practitioners, but
an act which is given by Amida Buddha, ... rely completely on the promise of Amida's Primal Vow, which will assure salvation to all sentient beings.62 The
Author: Elisabetta Porcu
Focusing on one of the most influential religious traditions in Japan, Pure Land Buddhism, this book offers a survey of its impact on mainstream forms of art in modern and contemporary Japan
Author: E Steinilber-OberlinPublish On: 2010-10-18
... doctrine of absolute faith in the saviour, Amida-Buddha, who promises us the
Paradise of the Pure Land, where we become Buddhas, on the sole condition
that we invoke him sincerely by pronouncing his name; (c) The two ways; (d) Amida ...
Author: E Steinilber-Oberlin
The philosophy of Buddhism, has, in Japan, come to play an important role in the everyday life of action. But in this process Japanese Buddhism has split itself into many sects with greatly differing doctrines, though all profess a method destined to elevate the soul and a method of action. The understanding of this spiritual movement is an important key to the understanding of the contemporary Japanese state of mind, and The Buddhist Sects of Japan gives the first complete account of it in the English language.
The poet is saying that she knows that the Amida Buddha is regarded as the promise of eternal life , the “ clearest moon , " and that her attempting more faith
in this promise is like a " clearing ” perception of this “ moon . ” As she and many ...
violates the Buddhist precept to refrain from intoxicants, Issa suspects that this “
blessing” (kahö) will not be allowed in ... First, there is the pilgrimage to a temple
to praise Amida Buddha's Vow and the promise of the Pure Land, followed ...
An 18th - century printed Chinese text with However , what is termed Pure Land Buddhism ( see pp.144-7 ) specifically an illustration of the Pure Land , from a
refers to the doctrines , practices , and beliefs that focus on Amitabha Buddha ...
Author: Kevin Trainor
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
In this strikingly illustrated and authoritative volume, readers have an introduction to one of the world's greatest living faiths. 200 color photos, maps & drawings.
He came down the mountain and learned , from a new teacher , the Buddhism of
Faith , Buddhism for all , reliance on the Promise of Amida Buddha . The Buddhist
establishment hounded him and his teacher , drove them out into exile where ...
Can a devout Shin Buddhist give up all reliance on self - power to put all his or
her hopes in the promise of Amida Buddha and at the same time know
philosophically that Amida is only an image cast up by his own faith ? Can a Shin
翻翻,四個顯题 approach ) —can be found in the principal text of the Pure Land
sect , the forty - eight promises of Amida in ... was the persuasive emphasis on
the six - syllable nembutsu mantra , Namu Amida Butsu ( Hail the Amida Buddha
! ) ...
Author: Philip K. Hu
Publisher: Art Inst of Chicago
Folding screens, known as byôbu in Japanese, are treasures within any museum's collection and are beloved by the general public. This beautiful publication brings together the very finest screens from the world-renowned collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum. The featured works range from an extraordinary pair of landscapes by Sesson Shukei, a Zen-Buddhist monk-painter of the late 16th century, to daring contemporary works from the late 20th century. The first half of the Edo period (1615-1868) is especially well represented, with a dozen screens from the 17th century by such masters as Kano Koi and Tosa Mitsuoki. The contemporary scene is also well covered, with ten examples from the 20th century--proving the longevity of this art form and its currency among modern-day artists. Enlightening essays by important scholars in the field cover topics like the emergence of screens as an art form and a novel discussion of the relationship of Japanese screens to those made in other countries.
Clearly , Honen ' s nembutsu teaching represents a very simplified form of
traditional Buddhist Practice indeed . ... of course , centers on his definition of
faith as a self - powered act of the human will to believe the promises of Amida Buddha ' s ...
Author: Paul O. Ingram
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
A discussion of contemporary Buddhist-Christian dialogue between process theologians and Pure Land Buddhists, this study analyzes their transformation and theological structures in the post-Christian era of religious and secular pluralism.
On the one hand is a belief - focused Buddhism of the Pure Land ( “ Shin ” ) ,
which proclaims a salvation not by one's own powers but on the basis of belief
alone in the promise of Amida Buddha ) . On the other hand is meditation
Author: Whalen Lai
Examines the Buddhist-Christian encounter in six key regions including East Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Europe, North America, and China to indentify key areas of understanding and areas of needed dialogue. Original.
The vows promise to relieve the sufferings of people and replace them with
peace and comfort. When Dharmakara fulfills and completes all the vows, he
attains Buddhahood and becomes known as Amida Buddha. The most important
Author: Taitetsu Unno
Interest in Buddhism continues to grow throughout North America, and more and more readers are moving beyond the familiar Zen and Tibetan traditions to examine other types of Buddhism. In Shin Buddhism, Taitetsu Unno explains the philosophy anc practices of "Pure Land" Buddhism, which dates back to the sixth century C.E., when Buddhism was first introduced in Japan. While Zen Buddhism flourished in remote monasteries, the Pure Land tradition was adopted by the common people. With a combination of spiritual insight and unparalled scholoarship, the author describes the literature, history, and principles of this form of Buddhism and illuminates the ways in which it embodies this religion's most basic tenet: "No human life should be wasted, abandoned, or forgotten but should be transformed into a source of vibrant life, deep wisdom, and compassionate living." As a practice that evolved to harmonize with the realities of everyday life, Shin Buddhism will be particularly attractive to contemporary Western readers.
When Hõnen described the relation between man and Amida Buddha , he used
the verb tanomu to express man ' s belief and ultimate reliance on Amida Buddha
. To define this relationship , Hõnen preached : “ Pray for rebirth in Gokuraku ...
The more popular buddhas since the Three Kingdoms period have included Amitabha (the buddha who presides over the Western Paradise), Maitreya (the buddha of the future), and Bhaishajyaguru (the Healing Buddha). Religious Buddhism ...
Author: Don Baker
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Korea has one of the most dynamic and diverse religious cultures of any nation on earth. Koreans are highly religious, yet no single religious community enjoys dominance. Buddhists share the Korean religious landscape with both Protestant and Catholic Christians as well as with shamans, Confucians, and practitioners of numerous new religions. As a result, Korea is a fruitful site for the exploration of the various manifestations of spirituality in the modern world. At the same time, however, the complexity of the country's religious topography can overwhelm the novice explorer. Emphasizing the attitudes and aspirations of the Korean people rather than ideology, Don Baker has written an accessible aid to navigating the highways and byways of Korean spirituality. He adopts a broad approach that distinguishes the different roles that folk religion, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, and indigenous new religions have played in Korea in the past and continue to play in the present while identifying commonalities behind that diversity to illuminate the distinctive nature of spirituality on the Korean peninsula.
Hail Amida Buddha ! ' ' ) , which is the ... solemn promise of Amida Buddha ; and
the choice does not depend on whether we are good or bad . No , the only
question is whether a man has faith in this promise of Buddha or not . Therefore ...
... and Buddhism, the moral principle of non-violence Ahura Mazda the single,
eternal, transcendent god in Zoroastrianism Allah Arabic word for God Amaterasu
a sun goddess in Shinto Amida Buddha (Amhitabha) the Buddha who promises ...
Author: John Morreall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This complete overview of religious studies provides students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship between religion and science; and scientific studies on religion, health, and mystical experience Uses humor throughout, allowing students to remain open-minded to the subject Explains what it means to study religion academically, and considers the impact of the study of religion on religion itself Contains numerous student-friendly features including photos, maps, time lines, side bars, historical profiles, and population distribution figures Provides classroom users with a lively website,www.wiley.com/go/religiontoolkit, including questions, quizzes, extra material, and helpful primary and secondary sources
( perpetual practice of walking ) in which an image of the Buddha Amida ( Skt . Amitabha ' Immeasurable Light ' or Amitayus ... Under the circumstances , Amida Buddha worship with the promise that one could attain birth in his Pure Land after
... jnana yoga nembutsu The utterance of the Amida Buddha's name (
namuamidabutsu=nembutsu) is supposed to result ... to achieve enlightenment,
since Amida's original promise of rebirth is the only power that can bring about
such an end.
Author: Oliver Leaman
Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy provides an extensive glossary of the main terms and concepts used in Eastern philosophy. The book includes definitions of philosophical ideas linked to the national traditions of: * Persia * India * Islamic world * China * Japan * Tibet including concepts from: * Zoroastrianism * Hinduism * Sufism * Islam * Confucianism * Shintoism * Taoism * Buddhism Each entry includes a guide for further reading and critical analysis, and is cross-referenced with associated concepts and is in easy-to-use A-Z format.