The Promise of Amida Buddha

The Promise of Amida Buddha

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

ISBN: 9780861716968

Category: Philosophy

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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.
Categories: Philosophy

The Eastern Buddhist

The Eastern Buddhist

Issa thus depicts two pilgrimages to two quite different Paradises . First , there is
the pilgrimage to a temple to praise Amida Buddha's Vow and the promise of the
Pure Land , followed immediately by a more worldly pilgrimage to the “ floating ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132678751

Category: Mahayana Buddhism

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Japanese Religions

Japanese Religions

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
Buddhist ...

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ISBN: UVA:X002618249

Category: Japan

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Christianity and Buddhism

Christianity and Buddhism

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
Buddhism ...

Author: Whalen Lai

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053098391

Category: Religion

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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.
Categories: Religion

The Temples of Kyoto

The Temples of Kyoto

Komyo - ji Buddhism , like any religion , is a living belief . ... This was the promise
that Amida would not have become a Buddha unless all those who trust him and
invoke his name were to be reborn into his Pure Land , the Western Paradise .

Author: Donald Richie

Publisher: Tuttle Pub

ISBN: UVA:X030122387

Category: Travel

Page: 152

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Overview of 21 aesthetically pleasing Japanese Buddhist temples
Categories: Travel

History of Religions

History of Religions

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 ...

Author: George Foot Moore

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105046760455

Category: Religions

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Categories: Religions

The Religious Heritage of Southern California

The Religious Heritage of Southern California

Like all Pure Land Buddhism , it emphasize ' s dependence upon the promise of
Amida , representing the universal ground of Reality , to save all who align
themselves with him through the short chant called the Nembutsu . The large
Korean ...

Author: Francis J. Weber

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020522657

Category: California, Southern

Page: 119

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Categories: California, Southern

The number of suicides found in Buddhist literature is very great , and instances
of shoshin17 ) and shinju18 ) narrated in Japanese literature are performed on
the strength of the promise of mercy found in Amida Buddha . From the Christian
 ...

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Category: Christianity and culture

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Categories: Christianity and culture

Thirty Years of Buddhist Studies

Thirty Years of Buddhist Studies

As a result of this Vow those who rely on Amitabha ' s “ promise " and " solemn
oath " will be reborn in the " Happy Land ” where they will receive further training
from Him . The faithful express their belief by invoking the Buddha ' s name ...

Author: Edward Conze

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015006564457

Category: Buddha (The concept)

Page: 274

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Categories: Buddha (The concept)

Light of Asia

Light of Asia

This school taught that salvation could not be gained by works or prayers but only
through the mercy of Amida Buddha ( Amitabha in Sanskrit ) . Although Pure
Land Buddhism had long been known in China , certain Japanese sects went so
 ...

Author: Pratapaditya Pal

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015042450109

Category: Art, Asian

Page: 331

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Represents the most comprehensive attempt to date to examine the image of Buddha Sakyamuni as interpreted in the various cultura and historical contexts where Buddhism has flourished.
Categories: Art, Asian

China Proper Physical geography history and peoples

China Proper  Physical geography  history  and peoples

Out of this school of Buddhism ultimately developed the conception of the divine
Amida Buddha , as the coming saviour of mankind , with the promise of a
paradise , very similar to the idea of Heaven in the West , to which man can
aspire by ...

Author: Great Britain. Naval Intelligence Division

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003503631

Category: China

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Categories: China

Experiencing Buddhism

Experiencing Buddhism

Devotees in the Western hemisphere have also continued the tradition of
maintaining a Buddhist home altar , enshrining an image of Amida Buddha ,
sculpted or painted , most often with a calligraphic representation of “ Namu
Amida Butsu ...

Author: Ruben L. F. Habito

Publisher: Faith Meets Faith

ISBN: IND:30000101125783

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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"This book engages the reader with its story-telling style as it illustrates the principles of Buddhism with concrete examples. Paying special attention to the rise of Buddhist practice in the West, Habito introduces the novice to Buddhist experience in its historical unity and the variety of traditions that reflect its essence."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Religion

European Studies on Japan

European Studies on Japan

This faith consists of personal trust in the promise of salvation made by Amida
according to the ' Larger Sutra of the ... of the practising man ( i.e. of the individual
who is invoking Amida's name ) and the aspect of the involved Amida Buddha ...

Author: Ian Hill Nish

Publisher: RoutledgeCurzon

ISBN: UCSC:32106018396959

Category: Japan

Page: 348

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Categories: Japan

Ronald Eyre on The Long Search

Ronald Eyre on The Long Search

began his journey to Buddhahood , did attain Highest Enlightenment and
became Amida Buddha . By his Vow and the completion of his journey , all
suffering creatures have the promise of rebirth in the Pure Land . They can lean
on Amida ...

Author: Ronald Eyre

Publisher:

ISBN: 0529056860

Category: Long search (Television series)

Page: 284

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Categories: Long search (Television series)

The Japan Foundation Newsletter

The Japan Foundation Newsletter

This vow expresses the promise that after death , all those who have recited the
name of Amida will be received in the Pure Land ( Jõdo ) where Amida presides
and made buddhas there . Hõnen called this kind of prayer hongan nembutsu ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015064607487

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Categories: Japan

Japanese Journal of Religious Studies

Japanese Journal of Religious Studies

... ever increasing numbers of laypeople into the Mahāyāna Bodhisattva vision
through the promise of the Pure Land ” ( 181 ) . ... Bodhidharma is one of the most
important and enigmatic figures in the history of East Asian Buddhism and is the
subject of numerous legends and myths . ... Shinran argued that taking monastic
vows entails an implicit rejection of the notion of Amida ' s saving grace because
it ...

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Objects of Discourse

Objects of Discourse

of the Buddhist vision that promises , she has strongly implied , fullness and
happiness . She has written ... vision of Amida Buddha . Amida has come through
the gate of her house and she can see him from her bedroom , a remarkable visit
.

Author: John R. Wallace

Publisher: University of Michigan Center for

ISBN: UVA:X004911226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

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Wallace analyzes the four main 10th- and 11th-century Heian memoirs by women for their individual characteristics and what they suggest of Heian literature more broadly. He treats the memoirists not as passive objects of men's romantic play but rather as individuals who strategically confront their difficult life situations in part by writing about their experiences. Wallace further finds in the memoirs a rich resource for understanding rhetorical and structural features of Japan's high classical period literary prose. After taking up historical issues such as the newly developed vernacular scripts and pre-texts of the memoirs, Wallace probes Gossamer Years, Lady Izumi's Story, Lady Murasaki's Journal, and The Sarashina Memoir for their stylistic aspects, rhetorical devices, Foucault's 'networks of power', and narrative structure, respectively. The result is a fascinating study of Heian women writers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Temenos

Temenos

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ISBN: UVA:X006045783

Category: Religion

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The Japan Magazine

The Japan Magazine

Namu Amida Buddha " is an So now I seek Buddha's help , trusting the promise .
invocation peculiar to the Buddhist This world , after all , -it is only a sects whose
followers rely upon the dream - world ; merits of the all merciful deity , Buddha ...

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ISBN: UCAL:$C182578

Category: Japan

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Categories: Japan

Ocean

Ocean

Pure Land ( Jõdo £ ) : ( See Buddha Land . * ) Pure Land Buddhism : A branch of
the Mahayana movement that stressed compassion by offering a promise of
Buddhahood to anyone upon birth in the Pure Land * of Amitabha ( Amida * ) .

Author: Kenneth Kenʼichi Tanaka

Publisher: Wisdomocean Publications

ISBN: IND:30000056651312

Category: Shin (Sect)

Page: 272

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Categories: Shin (Sect)