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Shingon refractions : myoe and the mantra of light

Author: Mark Unno
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Wisdom Publications, 2014.
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Shingon Buddhism arose in the eighth century and remains one of Japan's most important sects, at present numbering some 12 million adherents. As such it is long overdue appropriate coverage. Here, the well-respected Mark Unno illuminates the tantric practice of the Mantra of Light, the most central of Shingon practices, complete with translations and an in-depth exploration of the scholar-monk Myoe Koben, the Mantra  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Unno, Mark.
Shingon Refractions : Myoe and the Mantra of Light.
Somerville : Wisdom Publications, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Unno
ISBN: 9780861717637 0861717635
OCLC Number: 893107240
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 13, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Notes on Romanization and Translation""; ""Introduction""; ""Part I: Intellectual and Cultural History: Refractions of Light""; ""1. The Mantra of Light, A Textual History""; ""2. Knowledge of Enlightenment and Religious Authority""; ""3. Emptiness and Illusion in the Mantra of Light""; ""4. Purity and Defilement in the Mantra of Light""; ""5. Gendered Power of Light: Passion and Compassion""; ""6. Concluding Beginnings""; ""Part II: Translations: Illuminating Texts"" ""1. ArubekiyÅ?wa (As Appropriate)""""2. Commentary on the Significance of the Syllables of the Mantra of Light of the Baptism of the Buddha Vairocana of the Unfailing Rope Snare""; ""3. Lectures on the Commentary on the Significance of the Syllables of the Mantra of Light""; ""4. Recommending Faith in the Sand of the Mantra of Light""; ""5. Recommending Faith in the Sand of the Mantra of Lightâ€?Supplement""; ""6. Chronicle of Things Not To Be Forgotten""; ""Appendixes""; ""1. Translated Texts: Editions and Dating""; ""2. Works on the Mantra of Light by MyÅ?e"" ""3. Other Translations of Works by MyÅ?e into Western Languages""""4. Glossary""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""Wisdom Publications""
Responsibility: Mark Unno.

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Shingon Buddhism arose in the eighth century and remains one of Japan's most important sects, at present numbering some 12 million adherents. As such it is long overdue appropriate coverage. Here, the well-respected Mark Unno illuminates the tantric practice of the Mantra of Light, the most central of Shingon practices, complete with translations and an in-depth exploration of the scholar-monk Myoe Koben, the Mantra of Light's foremost proponent.

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