14 - Buddhist Literature 14/10/2008 14:10:00 Atirai was so...

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Unformatted text preview: Buddhist Literature 14/10/2008 14:10:00 Atirai was so generous to her husband that she was willing to practice sati, self sacrifice, for her husband Shaduvan She practices Buddhism by making offerings to Manimekhalai Still is Hindu Manimekhalais father, Kovalan legally married to Kannaki Kovalan has spent all his money patronizing Madhavi (Manimekhalais mom) Buddhist Lit Notes 14/10/2008 14:10:00 Paradox of the Bodhisattva path Those who follow the pure land path are not really required to follow the Bodhisattva path o Vow 21 o You dont HAVE to skip over the bodhisattva path, however. Makes Mahayana into 2 paths: easy and traditional. o In deathbed testimonials (Youigwa?) encouraged to come back and teach people about Buddhism. She is selflessly devoting herself to teaching, volunteering to stay in human realms to teach No gender in the Pureland ideally would make it easier to practice because there would be no distractions Also, those who practice good karma are repaid by being born as men, so there are probably few women in the Pureland o (Women can get there, just will be born as men) Why was Pureland Buddhism more correct than normal Buddhism? 3 periods: o righteous law for the first 500 yrs after the Buddhas death, Buddhist doctrines, enlightenment and practices would be upheld correctly o imitative law from 500 years to 1000 years after the Buddhas death, only the doctrine and practices exist, but enlightenment is not possible o final law from 1000 years after the Buddhas death, only the doctrine remains, and practice and enlightenment are not possible. This phase lasted for 10,000 years Yogacara Buddhism means you will be reincarnated based on the karma you have as you are dying (ex: screaming while burning or calm while burning). Buddhist Lit 14/10/2008 14:10:00 3 periods of dharma shobo enlightenment, doctrine, and practices all exist zobo doctrine and practice exist, enlightenment not possible mappo only doctrine of the 3 jewels that remains Chinese Pure Land Master Shandao Japanese Pure Land Master Genshin, Honen, Shinran, Ippen Practiced at Mt. Hiei Center of orthodox Buddhism If you can say the nenbutsu with a mind of true faith as a lay person with passions, that is better than being a monk who cannot have true faith since he is so distracted by his passions Shinrans revalation because, due to the retribution of past karma, you, the practitioner, are involved in sex, I will manifest myself as a jade woman so that you can...
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