"Facets of Buddhism" is a suite of essays written through one of many pre-eminent jap students within the fields of Buddhism and comparative faith. the 10 essays are loosely associated jointly via the typical topics of established co-origination (pratitya-samutpada); of the influence of Madhyamika and Yogacara rules on eastern literature and tradition; and of the tensions and harmonies among diversified spiritual traditions and various Buddhist sects. The paintings presents entry to quite a lot of eastern scholarly trade and opinion, a lot of which has before been on hand purely in jap; bargains a presentation of the various chinese language, Tibetan, and jap interpretations of vital passages from classical Indian Buddhist texts; and provides a comparability of meditation recommendations defined via Indian, chinese language and Tibetan writers. Drawing on his reports in the course of a protracted and wonderful occupation as a instructor and pupil, Professor Iida presents insights into where of girls and the female precept in Buddhism, the convergence of people ideals and philosophical Buddhism in Japan, the increase of the trendy jap Buddhist sects and, via a comparability of Buddhist, Christian and Sufi-Yogic practices and smooth psychology, the variation, similarities and interdependence of the various faiths of humankind.
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