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蓮宗十三祖印光大師之念佛治病觀=The Thirteenth Patriarch of the Lotus Sect Yinguang's Idea of Cure by Chanting the Name of Amitābha Buddha
Author 陳劍鍠 (著)=Chen, Chien-huang (au.)
Source 新世紀宗教研究=New Century Religious Studies
Volumev.13 n.1
Pages115 - 144
Publisher Url
Location臺北縣, 臺灣 [Taipei hsien, Taiwan]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Keyword蓮宗=the lotus sect; 印光=Yinguang; 念佛=chanting the name of Amitābha Buddha; 懺悔=repentance; 至誠=sincerity

This text mainly discusses from three topics about Yinguang's idea of cure by chanting the name of Amitābha Buddha; they are "benefits of chanting Buddha's name", "faith, willing, and sincerity", and "changing karma to treat a disease." It is known that Yinguang refuted Buddhism once; and he suffered from eye diseases in his childhood and felt deeply ashamed about his karma. He found that by chanting Buddha’s name he can eliminate karma and get benefits from the chanting in his life.
Also, Yinguang emphasized that chanting Buddha's name has inconceivable virtue only when practitioners have deep faith and make earnest vows. Only by sincerely and deferentially chanting the name of Buddha can he receive the support and power of treatment through the means of Amitabha's vows.
Last, Yinguang explained the causes of diseases from the aspects of mental illness and physical illness, and further advocated the reason of transforming and changing karma from chanting Buddha's name. This would only work when one is equipped with spirits of "Repenting the Obstruction of Karma", "Arousing Bodhi-Mind", and "Holding sincerity." Yinguang propagated the Dharma of Pure Land his whole life and recommended the idea of cure from chanting Buddha's name. It matched with the needs of layman to soothe their anguish brought to life, to solve life problems, and to pursue ultimate concerns.
Table of contents壹、前言 117
貳、念佛利益:罪業引發病目並導向念佛 118
參、信願誠敬:至誠念佛治病的宗教體驗 123
肆、轉業治病:消除舊業的念佛治病功德 131
伍、結語 138
ISSN16843738 (P)
Created date2015.09.08
Modified date2020.01.16

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