New PDF release: A History of Japanese Buddhism

By Kenji Matsuo

ISBN-10: 1905246412

ISBN-13: 9781905246410

ISBN-10: 1905246595

ISBN-13: 9781905246595

This primary significant learn in English on jap Buddhism through one in every of Japan's so much uncommon students within the box of spiritual stories is to be generally welcomed. the focus of the paintings is at the culture of the monk (o-bo-san) because the major agent of Buddhism, including the historic approaches during which priests have constructed eastern Buddhism because it seems to be immediately.

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Yet, it seems clear that he was born in 574 as a son of Emperor Yo#mei 用命天皇 (d. 587) and anahobe Hashihitono Himemiko 穴穂部間人皇女 (d. 622). the emperor died when sho#toku was fourteen years old, and he became regent to his aunt when she ascended the throne as suiko in 593 after a crisis in the royal family. Legend has it that Prince sho#toku was a precocious and devout child who became a great scholar of Buddhism. He insisted that Buddhism provided every person and every nation with teachings that they should follow, and a point of reference to 18 03 Chapter 02 HJB:Master Testpages HJB 10/10/07 11:21 Page 19 Ancient Buddhism – Official Monks rectify mistaken ideas and behaviours.

The aim of shugendo# is to gain magical powers for the salvation of monks as well as others through undergoing superhuman ascetic training (zudagyo#, that is, to get rid of worldly desires) deep in the mountains, which are considered to be the realm of the deceased, in other words the holy realm, by folk religions. ), or En-no Gyo#ja. according to Shoku Nihon-gi (history of the earlier half of the Heian era), he was a magician living in Mt Katsuragi in Yamato province (present-day Nara) at the end of the seventh century.

Even so, the situation would have been very different with or without the restriction. the avoidance of impurity suggests the avoidance of touching a corpse. as previously mentioned, when a monk touched a corpse, he had to subject himself to a thirty-day mandatory confinement. For this reason, unlike contemporary monks, in the early days they refrained from conducting funerals. the main supporters of ancient Buddhism in Japan were official monks, and this system was established in the eighth century.

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