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Buddhism in practice

Author: Donald S Lopez, Jr.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1995.
Series: Princeton readings in religions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This anthology illustrates the vast scope of Buddhist practice in Asia, past and present, by presenting a selection of forty-eight translated texts including hagiographies, monastic rules, pilgrimage songs, apocryphal sutras, and didactic tales from India, China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Burma. Most of these pieces have never before been translated into a Western language, and each is
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald S Lopez, Jr.
ISBN: 0691044422 9780691044422 0691044414 9780691044415
Language Note: Translated from several languages.
OCLC Number: 31783263
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 608 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: A hymn of praise to the Buddha's good qualities / Paul J. Griffiths --
Consecrating the Buddha / Donald K. Swearer --
Sūtra on the merit of bathing the Buddha / Daniel Boucher --
Reading others' minds / Carl Bielefeldt --
The prayer of the original Buddha / Matthew Kapstein --
Myōe's letter to the island / George J. Tanabe, Jr. --
The Tathāgatagarbha Sūtra / William H. Grosnick --
The whole universe as a Sūtra / Luis O. Gómez --
Gotamī's story / Jonathan S. Walters --
The Great Bliss Queen / Anne C. Klein --
Story of Siṃhala, the caravan leader / Todd T. Lewis --
A prayer for the long life of the Dalai Lama / Donald S. Lopez, Jr. --
Chinese women pilgrims' songs glorifying Guanyin / Chün-fang Yü --
A Mahāyāna liturgy / Luis O. Gómez --
A discussion of seated Zen / Carl Bielefeldt --
The way to meditation / Donald K. Swearer --
Buddhism and the state in early Japan / William E. Deal --
Original enlightenment thought in the Nichiren tradition / Jackie Stone --
The Matsumoto debate / George J. Tanabe, Jr. --
A prophecy of the death of the Dharma / Jan Nattier --
The book of resolving doubts concerning the semblance Dharma / Kyoko Tokuno --
A heretical Chinese Buddhist text / Jamie Hubbard --
Eschatology in the Wheel of Time Tantra / John Newman --
Atiśa's A lamp for the path to awakening / Ronald M. Davidson --
The advice to layman Tuṇḍila / Charles Hallisey --
The legend of the iron Stūpa / Charles Orzech --
Two tantric meditations : visualizing the deity / Luis O. Gómez --
The story of the horn blowing / Todd T. Lewis --
A summary of the seven books of the Abhidhamma / Donald K. Swearer --
On becoming a Buddhist wizard / Patrick Pranke --
Pure land Buddhist worship and meditation in China / Daniel B. Stevenson --
Āryadeva and Candrakīrti on self and selfishness / Karen Lang --
A modern sermon on merit making / Donald K. Swearer --
Sāramati's Entering into the great vehicle / Ronald M. Davidson --
Auspicious things / Charles Hallisey --
Tales of the lotus Sūtra / Daniel B. Stevenson --
Daily life in the assembly / T. Griffith Foulk --
Deaths, funerals, and the division of property in a monastic code / Gregory Schopen --
A rite for restoring the Bodhisattva and tantric vows / Donald S. Lopez, Jr. --
Awakening stories of Zen Buddhist women / Sallie King --
The Chinese life of Nāgārjuna / Roger Corless --
Atiśa's journey to Sumatra / Hubert Decleer --
Bimbā's lament / Donald K. Swearer --
Hagiographies of the Korean monk Wŏnhyo / Robert E. Buswell, Jr. --
The illustrated biography of Ippen / Dennis Hirota --
Account of the Buddhist Thaumaturge Baozhi / Alan J. Berkowitz --
Buddhist chaplains in the field of battle / Sybil Thornton --
Death-bed testimonials of the pure land faithful / Daniel B. Stevenson.
Series Title: Princeton readings in religions.
Responsibility: Donald S. Lopez, Jr., editor.


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