Going Forth: Visions of Buddhist Vinaya: Essays Presented in Honor of Professor Stanley Weinstein

Going Forth: Visions of Buddhist Vinaya: Essays Presented in Honor of Professor Stanley Weinstein

by William Bodiford
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824827872

ISBN-13: 9780824827878

Pub. Date: 03/30/2005

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Vinaya, one of the three main categories of Buddhist scripture, functions not only as a type of canon law, but also as a founding charter for Buddhist institutional practice in East Asia. In its role as a scriptural charter, vinaya has justified widely dissimilar approaches to religious life as Buddhist orders in different times and places have interpreted it in…  See more details below

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Vinaya, one of the three main categories of Buddhist scripture, functions not only as a type of canon law, but also as a founding charter for Buddhist institutional practice in East Asia. In its role as a scriptural charter, vinaya has justified widely dissimilar approaches to religious life as Buddhist orders in different times and places have interpreted it in contradictory ways. In the resulting tension between scripture and practice, certain kinds of ceremonial issues (such as those involving lineage, seniority, initiation, purification, repentance, visualization, vows, ordination) acquire profound social, psychological, doctrinal, and soteriological significance in Buddhism. Going Forth focuses on these issues over a wide sweep of history - from early fifth-century China to modern Japan - to provide readers with a rich overview of the intersection of doctrinal, ritual, and institutional concerns in the development of East Asian Buddhist practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824827878
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
03/30/2005
Series:
Studies in East Asian Buddhism, #18
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Visionary repentance and visionary ordination in the Brahma net sutra1
2The precious scroll of the Liang emperor : Buddhist and Daoist repentance to save the dead40
3Daoxuan's vision of Jetavana : the ordination platform movement in medieval Chinese Buddhism68
4Buddhist precepts in a lawless world : some comments on the Linhuai ordination scandal101
5From the Chinese Vinaya tradition to Chan regulations : continuity and adaptation124
6Vinaya monasteries, public abbacies, and state control of Buddhism under the Song (960-1279)136
7Popular religion and pure land in Song-dynasty Tiantai Bodhisattva precept ordination ceremonies161
8Bodhidharma's precepts in Japan185
9Tradition and innovation : Eison's self-ordinations and the establishment of new orders of Buddhist practitioners210
10Precepts in Japanese pure land Buddhism : the Jodoshu236
11The debate over meat eating in Japanese Buddhism255

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