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Pruning The Bodhi Tree

Author : Jamie Hubbard
ISBN : 0824819497
Genre : Religion
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What is Buddhism? According to Hakamaya Noriaki and Matsumoto Shiro, the answer lies in neither Ch’an nor Zen; in neither the Kyoto school of philosophy nor the non-duality taught in the Vimalakirti Sutra. Hakamaya contends that “criticism alone is Buddhism.” This volume introduces and analyzes the ideas of “critical Buddhism” in relation to the targets of its critique and situates those ideas in the context of current discussions of postmodern academic scholarship, the separation of the disinterested scholar and committed religious practitioner, and the place of social activism within the academy. Essays critical of the received traditions of Buddhist thought—many never before translated—are presented and then countered by the work of respected scholars, both Japanese and Western, who take contrary positions.
Category: Religion

Critical Buddhism

Author : James Mark Shields
ISBN : 1409417980
Genre : Religion
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This is the first book-length treatment of Critical Buddhism as both a philosophical and religious movement, where the lines between scholarship and practice blur. Providing a critical and constructive analysis of Critical Buddhism, particularly the epistemological categories of critica and topica, this book examines contemporary theories of knowledge and ethics in order to situate Critical Buddhism within modern Japanese and Buddhist thought as well as in relation to current trends in contemporary Western thought.
Category: Religion

Religion Index Two

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105018837315
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion

Critical Buddhism

Author : James Mark Shields
ISBN : 9781317157601
Genre : Religion
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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the relative calm world of Japanese Buddhist scholarship was thrown into chaos with the publication of several works by Buddhist scholars Hakamaya Noriaki and Matsumoto Shiro, dedicated to the promotion of something they called Critical Buddhism (hihan bukkyo). In their quest to re-establish a "true" - rational, ethical and humanist - form of East Asian Buddhism, the Critical Buddhists undertook a radical deconstruction of historical and contemporary East Asian Buddhism, particularly Zen. While their controversial work has received some attention in English-language scholarship, this is the first book-length treatment of Critical Buddhism as both a philosophical and religious movement, where the lines between scholarship and practice blur. Providing a critical and constructive analysis of Critical Buddhism, particularly the epistemological categories of critica and topica, this book examines contemporary theories of knowledge and ethics in order to situate Critical Buddhism within modern Japanese and Buddhist thought as well as in relation to current trends in contemporary Western thought.
Category: Religion

Paideuma

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ISBN : IND:30000071006229
Genre : Civilization
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Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde.
Category: Civilization

Arc

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ISBN : UCSC:32106020374531
Genre : Christianity
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Category: Christianity

The Pacific World

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ISBN : UOM:39015081692504
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

Benkemmitsu Niky Ron

Author : Kenneth R. White
ISBN : UOM:39015063286440
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contains the translation and interpretation of the works of Kukai (744-845), the founder of the Japanese Shingon School of Buddhism.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Khandha Passages In The Vinayapi Aka And The Four Main Nik Yas

Author : Tilmann Vetter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029612822
Genre : History
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This book investigates all passages in the first parts of the Pali canon that refer to the teaching of the five branches of a person that should be distanced. 449 passages mentioning the series rupa, vedana, san n a, san.khara and vin n ana (translated as body, feeling, ideation, impulses and sensation) or hinting at them by means of the terms upada nakkhandha or khandha are recorded. All passages that are not repetitions are critically edited and translated into English. If the context allows, remarks on their soteriological function are made; if available, parallels in (hybrid) Sanskrit fragments, Chinese and Tibetan translations are referred to or quoted. The long introduction points to possible historical arrangements of different formulations of this teaching and discusses the meaning of the five terms rupa, etc, with special emphasis on san.khara. Appendix 1 shows where the terms upadanakkhandha or khandha can be found and whether a passage refers to a person that should distance the five items (ca.60% of the passages), or only speaks of distancing without mentioning a person (ca.40%), or denies the existence of a person (1 passage). Appendix 2 quotes, with English translations, the few traces of this teaching in the verse texts of the fifth Nikaya (none in the Suttanipata!). Apendix 3 refers to stereotype formulas and Apendix 4 contains ancient names and terms.
Category: History

The Kyoto School S Takeover Of Hegel

Author : Peter Suares
ISBN : IND:30000127703282
Genre : Philosophy
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The Kyoto School grafts the presuppositions and methodology of Hegel's idealism onto the Japanese Buddhist worldview. In The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel, Peter Suares evaluates the success of the three principal figures of the School—Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji—in integrating these dissimilar ideas into a coherent religious philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

The Gift Of Self

Author : Stephen David Ross
ISBN : 1586840436
Genre : Philosophy
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Explores themes of dispossession, shattering, and fragmentation that arise in contemporary writings from the point of view of the selves whose subjectivities and practices are said to be fragmented, shattered, and dispossessed.
Category: Philosophy

The Middle Way

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ISBN : UCLA:L0081281784
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

Author : James Baskind
ISBN : UCSD:31822036271674
Genre : Buddhism
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Category: Buddhism

Religion And National Identity In The Japanese Context

Author : Hiroshi Kubota
ISBN : UOM:39015056822524
Genre : Social Science
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This book focuses upon the relationship between religion and socio-cultural or socio-political aspects in the history of religions in Japan. Religious and ideological justifications in the course of forming a political and national identity, and the mutual relation between political, national and cultural issues can be noticed in every region of the world before the onset of secularization processes, but also in modern nation-states today. In Japan as well, just like in most modern societies, political, cultural and religious elements are closely interrelated. In a comparative approach the sixteen papers in this volume elucidate the intellectual undercurrent in Japanese history of putting positive perspectives on national achievements and cultural-religious uniqueness into service of establishing and refurbishing a national identity.
Category: Social Science