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
Using a comparative approach, Takafumi (Taka) Hirose describes concepts such as universality, salvation, morality and religion, prayer, and the practices of Shin Buddhism.
Author: Takafumi Hirose
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Buddhism in Japan was largely a religion of the aristocracy and the ruling Samurai class until Shin Buddhism was introduced to the masses by a priest named Shinran in the early thirteenth century. This form of Buddhism, also known as Jodo Shinshu, eliminates the mysticism and secrecy sometimes found in Zen and other forms of Buddhism, and focuses on the true essence of Buddha’s original teachings. An ordained Shin Buddhist head priest who taught for four decades shares his faith in Shin Buddhism: An Introduction, hoping to reach new generations of Shin Buddhists in North America and around the world. Even as they are alienated by Buddhism and what they perceive as its traditional approach, they seek answers about the universe and their place in it. Using a comparative approach, Takafumi (Taka) Hirose describes concepts such as universality, salvation, morality and religion, prayer, and the practices of Shin Buddhism. Selections from the Christian Bible, especially the Gospels, showcase the book’s theme of universality, and stories and analogies put Hirose’s teaching into context. Discussion-style summaries after chapters provide an even clearer review of Shin Buddhism’s concepts and lessons. “Experienced both as a teacher and priest, gifted with outstanding skills as a communicator and, meanwhile, faithful to the heritage of Shin Buddhism’s founder Shinran, Professor Hirose draws the reader to a vision of what is universal, as opposed to instrumental and local, in Buddhism. . . . A work with a universal appeal and relevance, appearing precisely at a time when its message needs to be heard.” —David Keen, former senior lecturer in social studies, Dunedin College of Education
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.
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
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 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.
( 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
... 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
171 « Amida Buddha " ( A - mi - to Fo ) , a fabulous personage worshipped
assiduously - like Kwan - yin — by the Northern Buddhists , but unknown in Siam
, Birmah , and Ceylon . The founder of this school in China was a native of Shan -
Author: Joseph Edkins
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Social Science
The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.