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Honen The Buddhist Saint: Essential Writings and Official Biography
Author Bloom, Alfred ; Fitzgerald, Joseph A. ; Ishizuka, Ryugaku ; Strand, Clark
Date2006.10.25
Pages142
PublisherWorld Wisdom
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English
Note叢編: Library of perennial philosophy.; Spiritual masters--East and West series;edited and adapted by Joseph A. Fitzgerald ; foreword by Clark Strand ; introduction by Alfred Bloom ; translation by Harper Havelock Coates & Ryugaku Ishizuka.
KeywordKarma=Kamma; 尸羅=戒=command=Precept=sila=morality=rule=discipline=prohibition; 心靈=Spiritual; 佛教人物=Buddhist; 法然=Honen; 阿彌陀佛=Amitaba Buddha=Amida Buddha; 信心=Belief=Faith; 剃度=出家=Ordination; 修行方法=修行法門=Practice; 淨土=Pure Land; 淨土宗=Pure Land Buddhism=Shin Buddhism; 傳記=Biography; 靜坐=Meditation; 禪修=Meditation
AbstractA beautiful new edition of a classic work and a substantial contribution to the important and unfairly neglected field of Pure Land Buddhism. Concise but uncompromising, Fitzgerald has revived the spirit of Honen Shonin (1133-1212) for the modern reader. Originally published in 1925 this book will also draw readers into the spiritual life of medieval Japanese people.

"Japanese Pure Land Buddhism owes a huge debt to Honen Shonin. What is especially exciting about this volume is the presentation of Honen's life and teaching as seen through the eyes of medieval Japanese Pure Land Buddhists, but brought to life in modern English by the original translators. The editor has done a remarkable feat of reducing the original multi-volume and scholarly production of 1925 to a single tome that is a joy to the eye and a pleasure to read. This will undoubtedly raise the level of appreciation of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism in the West as well as fill a major historical gap in the modern undertsnding of this great spiritual path." Richard St.Clair.

"Povides for a new generation both a readable abridgement of the classic text and a current update on this important Japanese Buddhist figure." Paul Swanson.
Table of contentsI. HONEN'S BIOGRAPHY: EARLY YEARS UP TO FOUNDING OF THE JODO SECT
1. HONEN'S CHILDHOOD
Honen's Birth 3 (1)
Mysterious Omens 3 (1)
His Childhood Name 4 (1)
His Family History 5 (1)
Tokikuni's Fate 5 (1)
Tokikuni's Dying Request 5 (2)
2. HONEN'S BOYHOOD
Kwangaku Tokugo 7 (1)
The Country No Place for Such a Boy 7 (1)
His Parting Words to His Mother 8 (1)
The Mother's Tears of Grief 9 (1)
The Letter of Introduction 9 (1)
The Boy Meets the Regent Tadamichi 10 (1)
3. HIS STUDIES ON MOUNT HIEI
His Ascent of the Mountain 11 (1)
He Studies the Shikyogi under Genkeo 11 (1)
The Boy Becomes a Disciple of Koen 12 (1)
His Ordination to the Priesthood 12 (1)
His Early Desire for the Life of Retirement 12 (1)
The Young Priest's Profound Insight 13 (2)
4. HONEN, THE ADMIRATION OF SCHOLARS
His Grasp of the Scriptures 15 (1)
Admiration of Scholars 15 (1)
Honen's Discussion with Eiku on the Essence of the Precepts 15 (1)
An Earnest Seeker of Salvation 16 (1)
His Interview with Zoshun, the Famous Hosso Scholar 16 (1)
His Interview with Kwanga, the Famous Sanron Scholar 17 (1)
Honen on the Doctrinal Classification of the Sects 18 (1)
Honen's Criticism of Narrow Sectarianism 18 (1)
5. HONEN, THE FOUNDER OF THE JODO SECT
Honen's Discovery in the Scriptures 19 (1)
This Leads to the Founding of the Sect 20 (1)
Meditation Compared with the Nembutsu 20 (1)
Honen's Homes 21 (1)
Honen's Search for Salvation 21 (2)
Honen's Reason for Founding a Sect 23 (1)
Honen's Doctrine a Message to His Age 24 (1)
His Unceasing Practice of the Nembutsu 25 (4)
II. Honen's TEACHING ON THE WAY OF JODO
6. THINGS HONEN WAS ALWAYS SAYING (PART I)
The Need of Oral Teaching 29 (1)
Simple Invocation of the Name 29 (1)
"Save me Amida Buddha!" 29 (1)
The Vilest May be Saved 30 (1)
Faith and Works Go Hand in Hand 31 (1)
Invoke with Heart and Voice Together 31 (1)
Nembutsu the Main Thing 31 (1)
It Means Hating the World 31 (1)
Its Peculiarity Is No Peculiarity 31 (1)
At Meal Time Too 31 (1)
Nembutsu and the Nature of Things 32 (1)
Amida's Great Vow 32 (1)
Saves Even the Foolish Flonen 32 (1)
The Danger of Learning 32 (1)
Depend Only on the Nembutsu 32 (1)
Shaka's Charge to Ananda 33 (1)
The Failure of Meditation 33 (1)
When Is Ojo Karma Complete? 33 (1)
How to Embark on the Ship of the Original Vow 33 (2)
Singleness of Purpose 35 (1)
Intense Earnestness 35 (1)
Believe You Have Already Received 35 (1)
Certainty of Ojo 36 (1)
To Jump Ten Feet, Jump Fifteen 36 (1)
Whatever Befalls, Free from All Care 36 (1)
If Only I Had but Attained 36 (1)
Ojo Possible for Everyone 36 (2)
Ojo Has Nothing to Do with Fish-eating 38 (1)
In Your Devotion to Amida Despise Not Other Buddhas 38 (1)
Antinomianism 38 (1)
Jiriki, Self-Power, and Tariki, Other-Power, Defined 39 (1)
Special Nembutsu Practice 39 (1)
How to Get Ready for Death 40 (1)
Keep Repeating the Nembutsu 40 (1)
No Place for Pride 40 (2)
7. THINGS HONEN WAS ALWAYS SAYING (PART II)
A Warning to Hypocrites 42 (1)
Other Roads to Ojo Besides the Nembutsu 42 (1)
Relation of the Karma of Prior States of Existence to Ojo 43 (1)
How Hozo Biku Became Amida Buddha 44 (2)
(a) The Meaning of Tariki Illustrated 45 (1)
Repeat the Nembutsu Audibly 46 (1)
Repeat the Nembutsu Even During Conversation 47 (1)
The Escaped Prisoner and Amida's Wonderful Ship 47 (1)
ISBN1933316136
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Created date2007.02.05
Modified date2014.05.19



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