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Buddhist Monastic Traditions of Southern Asia

Yijing

Buddhist Monastic Traditions of Southern Asia

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Published by Numata Center for Buddhist Translation & Rese .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buddhism,
  • Religious communities & monasticism,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Religion,
  • Indian sub-continent,
  • Monasticism,
  • Buddhism - Sacred Writings

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesBdk English Tripitaka Translation Series
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8706154M
    ISBN 101886439095
    ISBN 109781886439092

    The Gupta empire at the end of the 4th century. They also advocated the practice of new Tantric forms of ritual practice that were designed both to generate magical power and to facilitate more rapid progress along the path to enlightenment. NalandaBihar, India. The term "path" is usually taken to mean the Noble Eightfold Pathbut other versions of "the path" can also be found in the Nikayas.

    There is some evidence to suggest that Buddhism in India suffered persecution during the Shunga-Kanva period —28 bce. A key belief of Theravada Buddhism is that each person is independently responsible for achieving higher levels of awareness. Under this religious school, achieving enlightenment can occur in one lifetime. Moreover, since the late 19th century, monks in many Japanese traditions have been permitted to marry, and major Japanese temples now house married monastics. Lawrence, Duke University: Two seasoned scholars of Asian religion have combined to produce this unique and insightful volume.

    Ongoing contact between Southeast Asia and India brought a variety of doctrines, relics, and texts into Southeast Asia from both the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions, as well as the Theravada and the other early Buddhist schools. In the case of all users, we reserve the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorized access to computer systems or resources operating as part of our web services. In subsequent years other important Mahaviharas were established, each with its own distinctive emphases and characteristics. Of the not numerous but clearly monastic or quasi-monastic organizations of recent origin in other parts of Asia, the Vietnamese Cao Dai achieved some impact. The Daoist quest after the elixir of lifeand its expression in cryptic and enigmatic poetry that is well known to, and generally misunderstood by, modern European and American readers, are in no way comparable to the supererogatory search of the monastics thus far discussed.


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Buddhist Monastic Traditions of Southern Asia book

The Sikh monastic Nirmal-akhada and the quasi-monastic Nihang Sahibs came to terms with the overall Indian tendency to establish monastic traditions that express full-time involvement in redemptive practice.

Of all the Buddhists in the world, approximately Thus, he set up medical assistance for human beings and beasts, maintained reservoirs and canals, and promoted trade. We use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. These individuals often ridiculed traditional Buddhist practices and created a unique path to enlightenment.

Theravadins trace their roots back to the Sthavira division, which was created during the Second Buddhist Council in BCE due to conflicting views on the interpretation of certain sacred texts. Inhalt Neither too far nor too near The historical and cultural contexts of Buddhist monasteries in medieval China and Japan 1 The evolution of the practice in Chinese Vinaya commentaries 18 Facets of Chinese Buddhist monastic records 43 From Jingaisi of Luoyang to Cave at Dunhuang 65 Cat poems of the Zen masters Despite occasional setbacks, however, Buddhists persevered, and before the emergence of the Gupta dynastywhich created the next great pan-Indian empire in the 4th century ce, Buddhism had become a leading if not dominant religious tradition in India.

The Hindu and Buddhist Tantric groups practicing occult, sometimes sexual, meditative techniques represent esoteric countermonasticism in Indiathough these practices have been accepted fully in certain Tibetan Buddhist hierarchies. These regulations demonstrate that text and context are decisive in determining what forms of vocal music are appropriate in Buddhist practice.

Regulations on chanting and recitation are mutually exclusive and context dependent. After visiting Assam and southern India, he returned to China, carrying with him copies of more than sutras. In many countries, the majority of the population practices this division of Buddhism.

It preserves large collections of scriptural and commentarial texts in Tibetan language, including a comprehensive set of translations from Sanskrit sources as well as a vast indigenous literature. Anne M. It will help to develop a better understanding of the complex roles played by religious networks in the history of Southern Asia.

There appears to be a high degree of monastic involvement with lay society, and the provision of special amenities for monks who prefer a strictly contemplative life, as in Sri Lanka and Thailand, has been well defined in practice. Members were bound by vows that did not include celibacy or poverty but stressed obedience to the hierarchy.

According to later tradition, this expansion was greatly facilitated by Kanishkaa great Kushana king of the 1st or 2nd century ce, who ruled over an area that included portions of northern India and Central Asia.

In subsequent years other important Mahaviharas were established, each with its own distinctive emphases and characteristics. The chief object of Daoism, however, is not redemption or salvationat least as those goals are interpreted in other scripturally based religions.Buddhist Monastic Traditions of Southern Asia: A Record of the Inner Law Sent Home from the South Seas (Bdk English Tripitaka Translation Series) Hardcover – May 31, by Li Rongxi (Translator) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Format: Hardcover. A Buddhist practitioner for 35 years and sober for over 30, he brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to his teaching and writing. His books include One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and Buddhism and the 12 Steps Workbook.

In Sounds True released his latest book, Recovering Joy: A Mindful Life after Addiction. By “Theravada traditions” I am referring to the Buddhasasana (teaching/legacy of the Buddha) as it has been preserved by a Buddhist monastic lineage whose canonical literature, written in the Pali language (a derivative of Sanskrit), is regarded as a sacred repository of truth, a repository that has been the genesis for an enduring.

in southern and Southeast Asia (the modern coun-tries of Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Buddhist traditions, including texts of the Buddha’s teachings, known as dharma, as well as monastic dis-ciplinary rules and commentaries by later religious authorities.1 The Buddhist Tradition Religious Beliefs and Healthcare Decisions by Paul.

Jul 01,  · The Buddhist Monastic Code I and II is an impressive work both in virtue and extent. On nearly pages the rules of monks in the Theravada traditions are outlined. This book is written both for the ones seeking monastic life and the bhikkus who have devoted their life to it. Buddhist and Islamic Orders in Southern Asia brings cutting-edge research to bear on conversations about how “orders” have functioned within these two traditions to expand and sustain transregional religious networks.

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It will help to develop a better understanding of the complex roles played by religious networks in the history of Southern.