By Mark Teeuwen, Fabio Rambelli

ISBN-10: 0415297478

ISBN-13: 9780415297479

This quantity bargains a multidisciplinary method of the combinatory culture that ruled premodern and early glossy eastern faith, referred to as honji suijaku (originals and their traces). It questions obtained, simplified bills of the interactions among Shinto and eastern Buddhism, and provides a extra dynamic and variegated non secular global, one within which the deities' Buddhist originals and native lines didn't represent one-to-one institutions, yet advanced combos of a number of deities in accordance with semiotic operations, doctrines, myths, and legends. The book's essays, all according to particular case reviews, speak about the honji suijaku paradigm from a few varied views, continually integrating historic and doctrinal research with interpretive insights.

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503–644. 90 It was staffed by shasø, and included in the list of twenty-two shrines from 991 onwards. e. 91 Iyanaga Nobumi’s chapter in this volume addresses the complexities underlying the divine figure of Tenjin. The cults of miyadera like Gionsha and Kitano Tenmang¨ introduced yet another prominent category of “moot” deities. These were temples where shrine monks worshipped deities that were difficult to categorise – exotic deities such as Gozu Tennø, and pacified spirits of human beings. When we find that such institutions came to be included in the list of court shrines, it must be noted that it was not at all obvious that they were actually shrines.

503–644. 90 It was staffed by shasø, and included in the list of twenty-two shrines from 991 onwards. e. 91 Iyanaga Nobumi’s chapter in this volume addresses the complexities underlying the divine figure of Tenjin. The cults of miyadera like Gionsha and Kitano Tenmang¨ introduced yet another prominent category of “moot” deities. These were temples where shrine monks worshipped deities that were difficult to categorise – exotic deities such as Gozu Tennø, and pacified spirits of human beings. When we find that such institutions came to be included in the list of court shrines, it must be noted that it was not at all obvious that they were actually shrines.

Multitudes of these kami pervade the territory [of Japan] and bring curses [on to the people]. They are worshipped by the people as their clan gods (ujigami). Since the original forms (honji) of all these kami are common people (bonbu), their hearts are filled with greed . . 96 96 Quoted in Imahori (1990), p. 42. 31 M A R K T E E U W E N A N D FA B I O R A M B E L L I In other words, the originals of “real kami” are not buddhas and bodhisattvas, as in the case of the “trace-kami”; they are common people (bonbu) who, after they die, are worshipped by the bereaved as the ancestors of their clan (uji) in the form of clan deities (ujigami).

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