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Riassunto: The Pure Land movement focuses on the worship of one particular Buddha, Amitabha or Amitayus who created a paradise named Sukhavati, Land of Extreme Bliss. The scriptures of this school promise rebirth in that Land to the devotees of that Buddha. It was considered to be an "easy way" to gain salvation in contrast with the "arduous path" of self-sacrifice recommended in original Buddhism.T'ang monk Shan-tao was instrumental in the propagation and popularity of this devotional school. He was an ascetic and serious meditator who followed the techniques of visualization explained in the Sutra on Visualizing Buddha Amita, and his commentary on this text was later considered to be his most outstanding work. Western authors, however, misrepresent Shan-tao because they follow the lead of Japanese Jodo Shinshu masters who deemphasized meditative practices. With the hope that old stereotypes will be dropped, this book lets the Chinese texts speak for themselves.
About the Author:
Julian Pas specializes in Chinese Religious Tradition at the University of Saskatchewan, and is formerly the editor of the Journal of Chinese Religions.
Titolo: Visions of Sukhavati: Shan-Tao's Commentary ...
Casa editrice: State Univ of New York Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1995
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro State Univ of New York Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Crimped corner, some wear to covers, otherwise text clean and solid; no dust jacket; Suny Series in Buddhist Studies; 9.21 X 6.22 X 1.18 inches; 472 pages. Codice libro della libreria 173445
Descrizione libro State Univ of New York Pr, 1995. Condizione libro: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 0791425193-2-4