By Hall, David A.; (Buddhist deity) Marici; (Buddhist deity) Marici

ISBN-10: 9004250107

ISBN-13: 9789004250109

ISBN-10: 9004252665

ISBN-13: 9789004252660

In 'The Buddhist goddess Marishiten', David A. corridor offers an in-depth exploration of the Buddhist cult of the warrior goddess Marici; its evolution in India, China, and Japan; its texts and their viewers; its rituals; and, ultimately, its efficacy as skilled via the japanese warrior class-the bushi or samurai. In analyzing the mental results of those rituals at the jap warrior this quantity moves Read more...


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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.

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