By Shohaku Okumura
This immensely precious ebook explores Zen’s wealthy culture of chanted liturgy and the robust ways in which such chants help meditation, expressing and assisting us really uphold our heartfelt vows to reside a lifetime of freedom and compassion. Exploring 8 of Zen’s such a lot crucial and common liturgical texts, dwelling through Vow is a guide to jogging the Zen direction, and Shohaku Okumura courses us like an outdated good friend, talking truly and at once of the non-public that means and implications of those chants, generously utilizing his studies to demonstrate their useful importance. A pupil of Buddhist literature, he masterfully uncovers the delicate, complex net of tradition and background that permeate those nice texts. Esoteric or demanding phrases tackle bright, own that means, and outdated widespread words achieve new poetic resonance.
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Of Buddha Vol . II, p. 26). 4 Digh. , I, p. , p. 1 5), : Digtl. , It Brahmajiila Sulfa. out ab ove 29 - EXTERNAL FORCES were meant to b e av o i d e d . Th e correct con struction shou ld t her e fo r e be this elici tat i on o f t ru t h t h at as the d ispu t ants th e ir sh ould and n ot object h av e the the obscu rat ion of same by the us e and c o u n t e r - u s e of wo rd s which serve ' o n ly to myst ify. The bhikkhus should hav e love of truth a n d nothi n g bu t t h e truth . Th e d e fe at of the op p o n e n t in a wordy fight is but a wa y of sel f-assert i o n wh i ch c o n t r i b ut es to self c o n c eit and lowe rs the reby th e i n ner m a n fro m the s p i r i tual stand poin t.
Such a list is sure to be very us eful in g iv ing a pic ture of the personel u pon whom r ested the ard uou s task o f e xtend ing the limits of conversion, and sketch o f the g radu a l sp r e a d of Budd hism. It is suppos e d that Buddhism lacked an organi zat io n possessing a coordinate and bring i n d ra w i ng a whi l e in i ts full bloom central p ower that could into a li ne the loca l units s cattere d.. throughout the length and br e adt h of the reg ion over which. zsa, Ch. v. 2 Edkins' Chinese Buddhism, p .
1 69. am ' 6 Majjh. , II, p. 91 . 41 EXTERNAL FORCES -Pjpphalivana al o n g with the clans already menti o ned clai me d -,B uddha's relics for e r ect ing s tiipas ill tbeir respective countries. Thus we see that Buddhism owed muc h of i ts expansion to ' Buddha's abili ty in s ecuring sy m p a t hy and patronage of ki n gs , "n o bles, and c l ans , who i n many cases had already been sup -portin g other r elig ions . Thou gh lat er in the field , B udd h i s m c oul d suppl an t at times tbe other rel i gions , u ltimately m on o- - po l i sing the sympathy and support of s o me of the m agnates.
Living By Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okumura