Other Power is a major category in Japanese Pure Land Buddhism. Below are some definitions of it
Below are three brief poems by Japanese zen poet and wandering monk Ryokan Taigu (1758-1831).
Below are four brief poems by Asahari Saichi (1850-1932). Saichi belongs to the myokonin, ‘persons of humble origin but with a penetrating insight’, in a definition of Shin author Taitetsu Unno. Lees verder Religious poems by a myokonin
The Amida-ji Shin Buddhist temple in Romania has published essential teachings for beginners on its website.
Lees verder Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Teachings for Beginners
Hisamatsu Shin’ichi (1889-1980) developed from a Shin Buddhist background into a lay Zen teacher and a professor of Buddhism at Kyoto University.
“Human beings live in the dirt, like bugs in a filthy bowl,” writes 8th century Chinese Ch’an poet Han Shan
“In the Shin Buddhist tradition, as we listen to the teaching we are made to realize that we can never surrender ourselves. Resistance comes from the deepest center of our karmic selves.” A fragment of an interview with Taitetsu Unno
Did one of Japan’s foremost Pure Land buddhists seek to abandon this world at the expense of valuing its empirical reality? A discussion in Facebook’s Soto Zen group
Did one of Japan’s foremost Pure Land buddhists seek to abandon this world at the expense of valuing its empirical reality?
The bombu paradigm in Japanese Pure Land buddhism stresses the ‘foolishness’ of human beings. In an interesting blog post from 2011 David Brazier explains how Zen and Pure Land depart from different perspectives only to arrive at similar destinations