By Kan Kikuchi
This novel is a compelling tale of a Buddhist monk who undertakes a doubtless very unlikely activity for you to satisfy his religious goal to aid these he had formerly harmed. It exhibits how, within the means of changing his karma, he additionally transforms the lives of others. it truly is in response to the lifetime of a precise monk who lived in the course of the 18th century in Japan and indicates that it doesn't matter what someone has performed, together with homicide and theft, he can thoroughly flip his existence round and be aware of the best fulfillment---the direct event of the everlasting, the Buddha Nature---and can then dedicate his lifestyles to selfless carrier since it is his nature to take action.
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Vinaya texts III, 370–2. 27 This story also appears in the Mahāparinibbāna sutta, trans. Walshe, The Long Discourses of the Buddha, 274. 22 chapter one Buddha. But the tradition of the five masters betrays an anxiety not so much over the need for authentic transmission of the Buddha’s teachings as over the very lack of the Buddha himself. As a consequence, the masters of the dharma are described in highly dramatic terms as spiritually accomplished adepts, virtuoso preachers, and possessors of supernormal powers.
C. 472)46 and Tanyao 㘈㘝 (fl. c. 66c27. For McRae’s comments on the text and its prefaces, see The Northern School, 80–2. For Adamek’s comments on Huiyuan’s preface, see The Mystique of Transmission, 35–6. 46 Sanskrit reconstruction following Mochizuki 1:525. Hirakawa gives Kiṃ kārya (Buddhist Chinese-Sanskrit Dictionary, 240), and Charles Willemen renders as Kikkāya (The Storehouse of Sundry Valuables 1–2). 47 On this text, see Henri Maspero, “Sur la date et l’authenticité du Fou fa tsang yin yuan tchouan,” 129–49.
58 In his Sanlun xuanyi ᵊ娗䋅仪 [The Mysterious Meaning of the Three Treatises], Jizang also presents a brief narrative that reveals that he knew of some of the Indian traditions of transmission of the dharma as well as the tradition of the decline of the dharma. Jizang first quotes the Mohemoye jing ㎪奷㎪佷䳔 [Mahāmāyā Sūtra] at length. 59 Disregarding its account of the violent end of the last arhat, Jizang focuses solely on the Mahāmāyā Sūtra’s schema of a series of great Buddhist leaders appearing every hundred years.
Beyond the Pale of Vengeance by Kan Kikuchi