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Toward a Typology of Nien-fo: A Study in Methods of Buddha-Invocation in Chinese Pure Land Buddhism. Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, 3rd ser.
Asakura said that the project's aim was to introduce individuals to "pure land." Asian Studies Professor Denis Hirota wrote in his book "Toward a Contemporary Understanding of Pure Land Buddhism," the pure land is a supreme goal that human beings aspire to.
Discussion centers on areas such as Pure Land Buddhism and the cult of Prince Shotoku, ideas and iconography from China to Japan, Prince Shotoku and Princess Tachibana, and afterlife beliefs and funerary practices.
Working though this global network, his aspiration is to develop across the world a greater knowledge and understanding of the central ideals and practice of Buddhism, and particularly Pure Land Buddhism, as derived from his many years of study into the rich traditional of ancient Chinese philosophy and spiritual texts.
However, since the predominant Japanese text with Buddhist themes that is cited throughout the film is the Hagakure, we might as easily say Ghost Dog has more to do with Pure Land Buddhism than Zen.
Indeed, the only substantiated clear influence of Pure Land Buddhism in Southeast Asia of which I am aware is in Vietnamese Buddhism.
The BCA represents the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism in the U.S., however, so the question naturally arises whether interested candidates must endorse or "convert," one might say, to the BCA's Pure Land Buddhism. Aware of this issue, the BCA takes every opportunity to emphasize that it does not expect candidates to "buy in" to their doctrine as a condition for endorsement (Fisher).
Obaku Zen's appeal to the laity was a source of irritation because Obaku Zen accommodated Pure Land Buddhism's sutras and the practice of nembutsu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], the chanting of Amida Buddha's name.
This collection provides invaluable background to the complex and sometimes contradictory origins and teachings of Pure Land Buddhism.
Pure Land Buddhism, which had strong ties with Nishi Honganji in Kyoto, was a most powerful medium that transferred Japanese homeland politics and wartime nationalism to Canada.
During this period of persecution, the underground Christians' religion and practice gradually fused with Pure Land Buddhism, the process of which can be observed in both their verbal and visual culture.
Pure Land Buddhism, in particular, was founded by the accomplished Buddhist Huiyuan on its northwest slope.