By Stephen Turnbull
Over the centuries, naval family among Japan and Korea seem to have alternated among peaceable exchange and outright hostility. although, this effect could be deceptive, as a lot of what handed for mercantile task used to be in truth carried out through jap pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in an enduring culture that culminated within the maximum pirate raid of all: Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea in 1592. This used to be the clash that concerned Ming China and nearly dragged in Siam. It additionally ended in Korea constructing East Asia's most renowned warship: the mythical turtle send, that's defined for the 1st time in complete technical aspect during this ebook.
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Jōjuhō). 14 the buddhist warrior goddess and demons, curatives for injuries from poisonous animals and insects, and so on. ” The Japanese Tantric Buddhist tradition referred to the second stage of Buddhist textual development as “pure esotericism” (Jp. seijun mikkyō or junmitsu). The authorship of these discourses is attributed to a supernatural Buddha—Mahāvairocana-tathāgata—an enlightened being manifest as the “embodiment of the Absolute” (Skt. Dharmakāya)—in contrast to Shakyamuni who was incarnate in a human body.
These dhāraṇī became popular for several reasons. The spells were partially a development of the abbreviation of sutras, easily remembered due to their brevity and mnemonic character and chanted for various magical purposes such as gaining the merit of whole sutra. ) It appears that not only were dhāraṇī often added to earlier texts but that this development occurred in a relatively short period of time. ) contains protective dhāraṇī, the edition of the same text translated less than seventy years earlier by Guṇabhadra contains none.
But there are those among us who sense it. Many Mahayana Buddhist practices focus on cultivating this sense through meditation and rituals involving body, speech, and mind. For example, researcher Huston Smith noted that the Tibetan Gjuto monks were able to cultivate this sense in rituals. He observed and recorded various ceremonies in which each monk sang three notes simultaneously creating a chord made up of the musical notes D, F#, and A. This singing emphasizes musical overtones: Overtones awaken numinous feelings.
Fighting Ships of the Far East: Japan and Korea AD 612-1639 by Stephen Turnbull