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

Page: 487

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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 Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition Volume 2

The Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition Volume 2

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

ISBN: 9781936597383

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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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.
Categories: Religion

Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Culture

Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Culture

... 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
central ...

Author: Elisabetta Porcu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047443056

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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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
Categories: Religion

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002618249

Category: Japan

Page:

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Categories: Japan

The Gospel of Buddha According to Old Records

The Gospel of Buddha According to Old Records

10 12 sorcerers and miracle - mongers are frauds , but what is more wondrous ,
more mysterious , more miraculous than Amitabha ? ” “ But , Master , ” continued
the shrâvaka , “ is the promise of the happy region vain talk and a myth ?

Author: Paul Carus

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWRNSZ

Category:

Page: 275

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Nakagawa s Tenno Y gao

Nakagawa s Tenno Y  gao

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 ...

Author: 中河与一

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UVA:X030225755

Category: Japan

Page: 179

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Categories: Japan

The Eastern Buddhist

The Eastern Buddhist

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132678751

Category: Mahayana Buddhism

Page:

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Categories: Mahayana Buddhism

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

Page: 265

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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

2600 Years of Sambuddhatva

2600 Years of Sambuddhatva

( 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
 ...

Author: Oliver Abeynayake

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89128547775

Category: Buddhism

Page: 692

View: 964

Categories: Buddhism

The East

The East

Buddha in mind. We are saved by the mercy of this Buddha and can be reborn in
Jodo. "Amida-kyo," one of the three Jodo sutras, preaches as follows: "The
animate cannot be reborn in the land of Muryoju Buddha as a retribution of a
good ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015072463279

Category: Asia

Page:

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Categories: Asia

100 Poems from the Japanese

100 Poems from the Japanese

Japanese women did not have proper names but were known by titles,
nicknames and sometimes derivatives of a husband or father's name.
ANONYMOUS. The first poem could mean: “The salvation of Buddha (or Amida)
has enraptured both ...

Author:

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811223782

Category: Poetry

Page: 140

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It is remarkable that any Westerner—even so fine a poet as Kenneth Rexroth—could have captured in translation so much of the subtle essence of classic Japanese poetry: the depth of controlled passion, the austere elegance of style, the compressed richness of imagery. The poems are drawn chiefly from the traditional Manyoshu, Kokinshu and Hyakunin Isshu collections, but there are also examplaes of haiku and other later forms. The sound of the Japanese texts i reproduced in Romaji script and the names of the poets in the calligraphy of Ukai Uchiyama. The translator's introduction gives us basic background on the history and nature of Japanese poetry, which is supplemented by notes on the individual poets and an extensive bibliography.
Categories: Poetry

Living Architecture Japanese

Living Architecture  Japanese

Hönen , the founder of the Jodo Sect of Buddhism , was the son of a provincial
sheriff . ... the name of Amitabha Buddha and have faith in the fulfilled promise of
Amitabha that he would not himself become Buddha until all people were saved .

Author: 友也·増田

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510001166107

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

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Categories: Architecture

Words of the World s Religions

Words of the World s Religions

Pure Land is a Buddhist path which depends not upon one's efforts in meditation
and leading a holy life, but upon the promise attributed to Amida (Amita) Buddha
(who amounts to a personification of the Buddhahood in all things) that all who ...

Author: Robert S. Ellwood

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0139650040

Category: Religion.

Page: 421

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Reading selections exploring the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in addition to Eastern religions and those of ancient Egypt and the Near East.
Categories: Religion.

The Great Awakening

The Great Awakening

According to Buddhism, however, the two roles are connected in another way as
well. ... a pantheon of celestial bodhisattvas devoted to helping us, as well as the
promise of a Pure Land accessible to those who appeal to Amitabha Buddha.

Author: David R. Loy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861718634

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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The most essential insight that Buddhism offers is that all our individual suffering arises from three and only three sources, known in Buddhism as the three poisons: greed, ill-will, and delusion. In The Great Awakening, scholar and Zen teacher David Loy examines how these three poisons, embodied in society's institutions, lie at the root of all social maladies as well. The teachings of Buddhism present a way that the individual can counteract these to alleviate personal suffering, and in the The Great Awakening Loy boldly examines how these teachings can be applied to institutions and even whole cultures for the alleviation of suffering on a collective level. This book will help both Buddhists and non-Buddhists to realize the social importance of Buddhist teachings, while providing a theoretical framework for socially engaged members of society to apply their spiritual principles to collective social issues. The Great Awakening shows how Buddhism can help our postmodern world develop liberative possibilities otherwise obscured by the anti-religious bias of so much contemporary social theory.
Categories: Philosophy

Structures and Patterns of Religion

Structures and Patterns of Religion

Many religions have a word of promise as basis for faith , as for example in
addition to the Israeli and Christian religions the faith - religion of Amida -
Buddhism where the so - called “ premature vow ” of Buddha Amida contains the
“ 48 words ...

Author: Gustav Mensching

Publisher: Orient Book Distributors

ISBN: UOM:39015012263466

Category: Religion

Page: 366

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Categories: Religion

Chinese Buddhist Verse

Chinese Buddhist Verse

Author:

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:30000113383800

Category: Buddhist hymns, Chinese

Page: 85

View: 841

Categories: Buddhist hymns, Chinese

Shin Buddhism

Shin Buddhism

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
among ...

Author: Taitetsu Unno

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780385504706

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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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.
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Buddha and Amitabha

Buddha and Amitabha

But Master , " continued the disciple , “ is the promise of the happy region vain
talk and a myth ? ” “ What is this promise ? " asked Buddha , and the disciple
replied . “ There is in the West a Paradisian country called the Holy Land ,
exquisitely ...

Author: Shirin Fozdar

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002454344

Category: Bahai Faith

Page: 34

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On the relationship between the Buddha and Buddhism and Bahā Ullāh, Persian religious leader and Bahaism.
Categories: Bahai Faith

World Religions

World Religions

Grace in Japanese Pure Land The Japanese Pure Land school of Mahayana
Buddhism contains an extraordinary example of grace outside of Christianity. ...
of the other,” which for him was Amida Buddha, who would bring to his Pure Land
all those who have faith in his power. ... If it were not for the Ark of Mercy, The
divine promise of the Infinite Wisdom, How should I cross the Ocean of Misery?3
At the ...

Author: Gerald R McDermott

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401675530

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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An essential introduction to eight of the world’s major religions. Gerald R. McDermott explains what you need to understand about major world religions in order to engage people of other faiths while better understanding your own Christian faith and practice. McDermott offers an overview of the central beliefs of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto. Each chapter includes explanations of traditions and rituals. McDermott discusses major figures within each religion. Features include: Insights from members of each religious community Glossary of important terms
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Strongholds of the Samurai

Strongholds of the Samurai

It also stressed the dire consequences of non - belief as set against the promise
of salvation to believers , a dichotomy ... This brief prayer , Namu Amida Butsu (
Hail to Amida Buddha ) , which could be repeated up to 60 , 000 times a day by ...

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: IND:30000124487004

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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The earliest fortifications in Japan were developed with the appearance of the first emperors in around 250 and were often simple wooden constructions. As internal strife became a way of life in Japan, more and increasingly elaborate fortifications. This book covers the entire period of Japanese castle development from the very first fortifications, through to the sophisticated structures of the 16th and 17th century, explaining how they were adapted to withstand Samurai firearms and exploring life within these castles. With unpublished photographs from the author's private collection and full-color artwork, including detailed cutaways, this is an essential guide to the fascinating development of Japanese fortifications.
Categories: Architecture