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Right Thoughts at the Last MomentBuddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Jacqueline I. Stone

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856434
eISBN:
9780824872984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856434.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhists across Asia have often sought to die, as the Buddha himself is said to have done, with a clear and focused mind. This study explores the reception and development in early medieval Japan ... More

Riven by LustIncest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Jonathan A. Silk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the tale of a man accused of causing the fundamental schism in early Indian Buddhism, but not before he has sex with his mother and kills his father. It follows the tale through ... More

Saving BuddhismThe Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Alicia Turner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839376
eISBN:
9780824869571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the dissonance between the goals of the colonial state and the Buddhist worldview that animated Burmese Buddhism at the turn of the twentieth century. For many Burmese, the ... More

Secrecy's PowerCovert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contradictions of Concealment

Secrecy's Power: Covert Shin Buddhists in Japan and Contradictions of Concealment

Clark Chilson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838393
eISBN:
9780824868420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838393.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Shin has long been one of the most popular forms of Buddhism in Japan. As a devotional tradition that emphasizes gratitude and trust in Amida Buddha, it is thought to have little to do with secrecy. ... More

The Seven Tengu ScrollsEvil and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

The Seven Tengu Scrolls: Evil and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Haruko Wakabayashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834166
eISBN:
9780824869700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is a study of visual and textual images of the mythical creature tengu from the late Heian (897–1185) to the late Kamakura (1185–1333) periods. Popularly depicted as half-bird, half-human ... More

Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

Hans Martin Krämer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851538
eISBN:
9780824868079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851538.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Religion is at the heart of ongoing political debates in Japan such as the constitutionality of official government visits to Yasukuni Shrine, yet the categories that frame these debates, religion ... More

Signs from the Unseen RealmBuddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China

Signs from the Unseen Realm: Buddhist Miracle Tales from Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836023
eISBN:
9780824869601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836023.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In early medieval China hundreds of Buddhist miracle texts were circulated, inaugurating a trend that would continue for centuries. Each tale recounted extraordinary events involving Chinese persons ... More

Sikhism

Sikhism

Doris R. Jakobsh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835330
eISBN:
9780824870669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835330.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book offers a comprehensive overview of Sikhism, which originated in India’s Punjab region five hundred years ago. As the numbers of Sikhs settling outside of India continues to grow, it is ... More

Socially Engaged Buddhism

Socially Engaged Buddhism

Sallie B. King

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833350
eISBN:
9780824870225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833350.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is an introduction to the contemporary movement of Buddhists, East and West, who actively engage with the problems of the world on the basis of Buddhist ideas, values, and spirituality. The ... More

Spirits of the PlaceBuddhism and Lao Religious Culture

Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture

John Clifford Holt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833275
eISBN:
9780824869991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833275.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book contributes to the understanding of religious culture in Laos and Southeast Asia. This book brings this nation into focus. With its overview of Lao Buddhism and analysis of how shifting ... More

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