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Numinous Awareness Is Never DarkThe Korean Buddhist Master Chinul's Excerpts on Zen Practice

Numinous Awareness Is Never Dark: The Korean Buddhist Master Chinul's Excerpts on Zen Practice

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824867393
eISBN:
9780824873073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867393.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Numinous Awareness is Never Dark examines the issue of whether enlightenment in Zen Buddhism is sudden or gradual: that is, something achieved in a sudden flash of insight, or through the gradual ... More

Oedipal GodThe Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins

Meir Shahar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847609
eISBN:
9780824868130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847609.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers the comprehensive account (in any language) of the oedipal god Nezha, doubtless one of the most intriguing figures in Chinese religion and literature. The book analyzes the ... More

One and ManyA Comparative Study of Plato's Philosophy and Daoism Represented by Ge Hong

One and Many: A Comparative Study of Plato's Philosophy and Daoism Represented by Ge Hong

Ji Zhang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835545
eISBN:
9780824871291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835545.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Is the world one or many? This book revisits this ancient philosophical question from the modern perspective of comparative studies. The investigation stages an intellectual exchange between Plato, ... More

Passing the LightThe Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Passing the Light: The Incense Light Community and Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan

Chün-fang Yü

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836580
eISBN:
9780824871086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836580.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The term “revival” has been used to describe the resurgent vitality of Buddhism in Taiwan. Particularly impressive is the quality and size of the nun's order: Taiwanese nuns today are highly educated ... More

Patrons and PatriarchsRegional Rulers and Chan Monks during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

Patrons and Patriarchs: Regional Rulers and Chan Monks during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

Benjamin Brose

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853815
eISBN:
9780824868147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853815.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms has typically been characterized as a period of debilitating violence and instability in China, but it also brought increased economic prosperity, regional ... More

Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled HairBody, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Rajyashree Pandey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853549
eISBN:
9780824869052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853549.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Categories such as ‘body,’ ‘woman,’ ‘gender,’ and ‘agency’-categories that emerged within the context of western philosophical, religious, and feminist debates – have become central to the analytical ... More

Plotting the PrinceShotoku Cults and the Mapping of Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Plotting the Prince: Shotoku Cults and the Mapping of Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Kevin Gray Carr

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834630
eISBN:
9780824871437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834630.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book traces the development of conceptual maps of the world created through the telling of stories about Prince Shōtoku (573–622), an eminent statesman who is credited with founding Buddhism in ... More

Practicing ScriptureA Lay Buddhist Movement in Late Imperial China

Practicing Scripture: A Lay Buddhist Movement in Late Imperial China

Barend ter Haar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839277
eISBN:
9780824869786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839277.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Practicing Scripture treats the detailed history of one of the most successful religious movements of late imperial China, the Non-Action Teachings, from its beginnings in the late sixteenth century ... More

Protectors and PredatorsGods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Protectors and Predators: Gods of Medieval Japan, Volume 2

Bernard Faure

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839314
eISBN:
9780824870508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839314.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book suggests that the gekokujō (“the world turned upside down”) model that informed and transformed medieval Japanese society also applied, mutatis mutandis, to the religious sphere. It ... More

Pure Land, Real WorldModern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination

Pure Land, Real World: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination

Melissa Anne-Marie Curley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824857752
eISBN:
9780824873653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824857752.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

For a thousand years, Japanese Buddhists cultivated vivid images of utopia in the form of the Western Paradise, but in the modern period, this utopianism became troublesome. Shinshū modernizers ... More

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