The Flower of Chinese Buddhism

The Flower of Chinese Buddhism

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by Daisaku Ikeda
     
 

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The Third Volume in the Soka Gakkai History of Buddhism series tells the fascinating story of the transformation of Buddhism into a world religion as it traveled from India, the land of the Buddha's birth, to China and beyond.

The wisdom and insight of key figures, including the great translator Kumarajiva and the Buddhist leader Tiantai Zhiyi, come vividly to

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The Third Volume in the Soka Gakkai History of Buddhism series tells the fascinating story of the transformation of Buddhism into a world religion as it traveled from India, the land of the Buddha's birth, to China and beyond.

The wisdom and insight of key figures, including the great translator Kumarajiva and the Buddhist leader Tiantai Zhiyi, come vividly to the foreground in The Flower of Chinese Buddhism, illuminating the role of Buddhism in Chinese society and, by extension, in human society in general, charting a course that religion must follow to respond to the needs of the times, then and now.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781938252198
Publisher:
Middleway Press
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
Soka Gakkai History of Buddhism
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,331,007
File size:
883 KB

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Meet the Author

Daisaku Ikeda is the president of the Soka Gakkai International and the founder of the Soka University of America. He is the author of For the Sake of Peace, Unlocking the Mysteries, and The Way of Youth. Burton Watson is a former professor at Columbia, Stanford, and Kyoto Universities. His translations include Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings, The Lotus Sutra, Mo Tzu: Basic Writings, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems of a Mountain Home, and The Vimalakirti Sutra.

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The Flower of Chinese Buddhism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written, easy to read
wanderingguru426 More than 1 year ago
I've been a student/practictioner of Buddhism for many years and this book illuminated facets of Chinese Buddhist history that were hidden from the general public. Only by research & study into the vast fabric of Chinese Buddhist history was the author able to bring out the marvelous growth of one of the worlds' great religions.