Lecture6 - Christie Hua EACS 4A LECTURE 6 THE CULTURAL...

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Christie Hua 1/25/10 EACS 4A LECTURE 6 – THE CULTURAL REACH OF MEDIEVAL BUDDHISM Middle period = medieval Before, only emperor ruled everything I. Rule lasts until 1868 a. Remarkable system of dual political leadership – shogun/emperor i. Shogun moves depending on clan ii. Emperor stays in one spot 1. moves to China ended 2. more and more Japanese flavor 3. but Japanese still interested in China a. importation of Song culture i. development of Buddhism II. Kukai, 774-835 a. From important time of Buddhism b. Cultural aspects coming to Japan i. Developed writing ii. To combat evil, one must have faith iii. Upgrading of personal faith iv. Certain types of recitations 1. to achieve the end, and to guide men who are suffering, these new movements sometimes employ different means 2. zen Buddhism – firmly opposes to idea that buddhahood is to be sought outside a. proselytizing so that people know what will happen to them if they don’t have religion III. Honen, 1133-1212 a. People who wander for sole purpose of getting people to convert to Buddhism b. Need for salvation c. All you really have to do is to recite the name of the Buddha d. If you do it with all sincerity, possibility of enlightenment with Buddha
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2010 for the course EACS 4A taught by Professor Ji during the Winter '06 term at UCSB.

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Lecture6 - Christie Hua EACS 4A LECTURE 6 THE CULTURAL...

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