The Promise of Amida Buddha

Joji Atone was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1951 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of WisconsinûMadison.

The Promise of Amida Buddha

Author: Joji Atone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861716965

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Joji Atone was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1951 and holds a Ph.D. from the University of WisconsinûMadison. Since 1992, he has been the director of Bukkyo UniversityûLos Angeles Extension. Yoko Hayashi, M.Ed., is a retired educator living in Los Angeles. The daughter of a Japanese Pure Land missionary, she was born in Hawaii, where she spent her professional career.

Seeing Clearly

of Pure Land Buddhism. For some, it's a meditative tool. For others, it is an
expression of gratitude to Amida and genuine faith in him. For them, it's this faith
that gets you to the Pure Land. For yet other Pure Land schools, however, all you
have ...

Seeing Clearly

Author: Nicolas Bommarito

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190887508

Page: 320

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Many of us, even on our happiest days, struggle to quiet the constant buzz of anxiety in the background of our minds. All kinds of worries--worries about losing people and things, worries about how we seem to others--keep us from peace of mind. Distracted or misled by our preoccupations, misconceptions, and, most of all, our obsession with ourselves, we don't see the world clearly--we don't see the world as it really is. In our search for happiness and the good life, this is the main problem. But luckily there is a solution, and on the path to understanding it, we can make use of the rich and varied teachings that have developed over centuries of Buddhist thought. With clarity and compassion, Nicolas Bommarito explores the central elements of centuries of Buddhist philosophy and practice, explaining how they can improve your life and teach you to live without fear. Mining important texts and lessons for practical guidance, he provides a friendly guide to the very practical goals that underpin Buddhist philosophy. After laying out the basic ideas, Bommarito walks readers through a wide range of techniques and practices we can adopt to mend ingrained habits. Rare for its exploration of both the philosophy that motivates Buddhism and its practical applications, this is a compassionate guide to leading a good life that anyone can follow.

The Eastern Buddhist

Just as Paul radicalized the salvific significance of death and resurrection ,
Shinran radicalized the trust in the promise of the All - embracing Mercy of Amida
. The differences we find in the beliefs of Jewish Christianity and Amida
Buddhism as ...

The Eastern Buddhist

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teh gospel of buddha

10 15 19 sorcerers and miracle - mongers are frauds , but what is more wondrous
, more mysterious , more miraculous than Amitabha ? " " But , Master , " continued
the shravaka , " is the promise of the happy region vain talk and a myth ?

teh gospel of buddha

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Ronald Eyre on the Long Search

He came down the mountain and learned , from a new teacher , the Buddhism of
Faith , Buddhism for all , reliance on the Promise of Amida Buddha . The Buddhist
establishment hounded him and his teacher , drove them out into exile where ...

Ronald Eyre on the Long Search

Author: Ronald Eyre

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Japanese Religions

Can a devout Shin Buddhist give up all reliance on self - power to put all his or
her hopes in the promise of Amida Buddha and at the same time know
philosophically that Amida is only an image cast up by his own faith ? Can a Shin
Buddhist ...

Japanese Religions

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Beyond Golden Clouds

翻翻,四個顯题 approach ) —can be found in the principal text of the Pure Land
sect , the forty - eight promises of Amida in ... was the persuasive emphasis on
the six - syllable nembutsu mantra , Namu Amida Butsu ( Hail the Amida Buddha
! ) ...

Beyond Golden Clouds

Author: Philip K. Hu

Publisher: Art Inst of Chicago

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Page: 216

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Folding screens, known as byôbu in Japanese, are treasures within any museum's collection and are beloved by the general public. This beautiful publication brings together the very finest screens from the world-renowned collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Saint Louis Art Museum. The featured works range from an extraordinary pair of landscapes by Sesson Shukei, a Zen-Buddhist monk-painter of the late 16th century, to daring contemporary works from the late 20th century. The first half of the Edo period (1615-1868) is especially well represented, with a dozen screens from the 17th century by such masters as Kano Koi and Tosa Mitsuoki. The contemporary scene is also well covered, with ten examples from the 20th century--proving the longevity of this art form and its currency among modern-day artists. Enlightening essays by important scholars in the field cover topics like the emergence of screens as an art form and a novel discussion of the relationship of Japanese screens to those made in other countries.

The Modern Buddhist Christian Dialogue

Clearly , Honen ' s nembutsu teaching represents a very simplified form of
traditional Buddhist Practice indeed . ... of course , centers on his definition of
faith as a self - powered act of the human will to believe the promises of Amida
Buddha ' s ...

The Modern Buddhist Christian Dialogue

Author: Paul O. Ingram

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

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Page: 441

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A discussion of contemporary Buddhist-Christian dialogue between process theologians and Pure Land Buddhists, this study analyzes their transformation and theological structures in the post-Christian era of religious and secular pluralism.

Christianity and Buddhism

On the one hand is a belief - focused Buddhism of the Pure Land ( “ Shin ” ) ,
which proclaims a salvation not by one's own powers but on the basis of belief
alone in the promise of Amida Buddha ) . On the other hand is meditation
Buddhism ...

Christianity and Buddhism

Author: Whalen Lai

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Examines the Buddhist-Christian encounter in six key regions including East Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Europe, North America, and China to indentify key areas of understanding and areas of needed dialogue. Original.

Area Handbook for Communist China

There were periods in which Buddhism was welcomed by both the ruling class
and the masses ; at other times it suffered ... Amidism , the Chinese cult of Amida
Buddha , which promises rebirth in the Western heaven to its followers , found ...

Area Handbook for Communist China

Author: Frederic H. Chaffee

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History of Religions

Hail Amida Buddha ! ' ' ) , which is the ... solemn promise of Amida Buddha ; and
the choice does not depend on whether we are good or bad . No , the only
question is whether a man has faith in this promise of Buddha or not . Therefore ...

History of Religions

Author: George Foot Moore

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A Library of the World s Best Literature Ancient and Modern A Z

THE DOMINANT NOTE OF THE LAW [ This is one of the Buddhist ( Wasan , ' or
hymns , from the latter part of the sixteenth ( ? ) ... Since gaining a birth among
those that are human , Just now I have learned that I may become godlike ; So
now I seek Buddha's help , trusting the promise . ... Engrossed by my bonds to a
world that is fleeting , Naught led me to pray , — " Namu Amida Buddha ; » + As
wind to a ...

A Library of the World s Best Literature  Ancient and Modern  A Z

Author: Charles Dudley Warner

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Library of the World s Best Literature A Z

THE DOMINANT NOTE OF THE LAW [ This is one of the Buddhist ( Wasan , ' or
hymns , from the latter part of the sixteenth ( ? ) ... Since gaining a birth among
those that are human , Just now I have learned that I may become godlike ; So
now I seek Buddha's help , trusting the promise . ... Engrossed by my bonds to a
world that is fleeting , Naught led me to pray , - “ Namu Amida Buddha ; ) + As
wind to a ...

Library of the World s Best Literature  A Z

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Structures and Patterns of Religion

Many religions have a word of promise as basis for faith , as for example in
addition to the Israeli and Christian religions the faith - religion of Amida -
Buddhism where the so - called “ premature vow ” of Buddha Amida contains the
“ 48 words ...

Structures and Patterns of Religion

Author: Gustav Mensching

Publisher: Orient Book Distributors

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Living Architecture Japanese

Hönen , the founder of the Jodo Sect of Buddhism , was the son of a provincial
sheriff . ... the name of Amitabha Buddha and have faith in the fulfilled promise of
Amitabha that he would not himself become Buddha until all people were saved .

Living Architecture  Japanese

Author: Tomoya Masuda

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Buddha and Amitabha

But Master , " continued the disciple , “ is the promise of the happy region vain
talk and a myth ? ” “ What is this promise ? " asked Buddha , and the disciple
replied . “ There is in the West a Paradisian country called the Holy Land ,
exquisitely ...

Buddha and Amitabha

Author: Shirin Fozdar

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On the relationship between the Buddha and Buddhism and Bahā Ullāh, Persian religious leader and Bahaism.

Scouting

Robert Oshita stood before a group of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, but he was not
reciting the Scout Promise. Instead, he was speaking of the theme of the ... It is an
expression of gratitude to Amida Buddha. In Jodo Shinshu, nembutsu is Namu ...

Scouting

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Published by the Boy Scouts of America for all BSA registered adult volunteers and professionals, Scouting magazine offers editorial content that is a mixture of information, instruction, and inspiration, designed to strengthen readers' abilities to better perform their leadership roles in Scouting and also to assist them as parents in strengthening families.

Strongholds of the Samurai

It also stressed the dire consequences of non - belief as set against the promise
of salvation to believers , a dichotomy ... This brief prayer , Namu Amida Butsu (
Hail to Amida Buddha ) , which could be repeated up to 60 , 000 times a day by ...

Strongholds of the Samurai

Author: Stephen Turnbull

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

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The earliest fortifications in Japan were developed with the appearance of the first emperors in around 250 and were often simple wooden constructions. As internal strife became a way of life in Japan, more and increasingly elaborate fortifications. This book covers the entire period of Japanese castle development from the very first fortifications, through to the sophisticated structures of the 16th and 17th century, explaining how they were adapted to withstand Samurai firearms and exploring life within these castles. With unpublished photographs from the author's private collection and full-color artwork, including detailed cutaways, this is an essential guide to the fascinating development of Japanese fortifications.