By Kenji Matsuo
This primary significant examine in English on jap Buddhism via certainly one of Japan's such a lot distinctive students within the box of spiritual reviews is to be broadly welcomed. the main target of the paintings is at the culture of the monk (o-bo-san) because the major agent of Buddhism, including the historic methods through which clergymen have constructed jap Buddhism because it seems today.
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Kojidan facile 3,70. 8 Ninkai is a founder of the Ono school of the shingon sect. He became the betto# 別当 (abbot) at to#daiji and to#ji. For more on Ninkai, see the eponymous book Ninkai, edited by Ninkai so#jo# (Kyo#to: daihonzan Zuishiin, 2005). 9 Sango# shiiki is a drama in which he compared the three principles he had already mastered, Confucianism, Buddhism and taoism, to demonstrate the supremacy of Buddhism.
En-no Ozunu did not seem to be related with Buddhism from the above-mentioned source, but according to Nihon Ryo#iki (a narrative completed around 822), he was born into the family of 39 03 Chapter 02 HJB:Master Testpages HJB 10/10/07 11:21 Page 40 A History of Japanese Buddhism Kamono Enokimi in Kazurakinokami-gun, Yamato province, became a believer in the Buddha, the Buddha’s teachings and monks, then became ubasoku (lay follower), underwent training in the mountains, and gained the magical power of Kujaku-o# (‘a kind of peacock’).
I visited China in February 2000 and stayed there for four months. Even though the telephone system was well developed, and there were many Japanese restaurants, I found it difﬁcult living in a foreign land with so many differences in language and customs, and I could imagine how difﬁcult it was for Jianzhen to live in Japan. I felt I could share in some way of the hardship Jianzhen experienced when he went to Japan with such enthusiasm to introduce the ordination system. ) and others were ordered to persuade Jianzhen to go to Japan to conduct the ordination, because despite the increased number of monks, there were many who did not know the precepts and there were even those who broke them.