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Crossing the gate of death in Chinese Buddhist culture

Lin, Yutang

Crossing the gate of death in Chinese Buddhist culture

June 17, 1995, Tan Wah Temple, Honolulu, Hawaii : a presentation in understanding death in Chinese Buddhist culture

by Lin, Yutang

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Published by Y. Lin in El Cerrito, CA, U.S.A .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China
    • Subjects:
    • Death -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism,
    • Funeral rites and ceremonies, Buddhist,
    • China -- Civilization -- Buddhist influence

    • Edition Notes

      StatementYutang Lin.
      SeriesChenian Memorial series ;, no. 16
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBQ4487 .L49 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination45 p. ;
      Number of Pages45
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL453101M
      LC Control Number98168184

      The “moment of death” (ng; ū) is a familiar topic in Pure Land Buddhist ing to this tradition, correct practice in one’s final moments can enable one to escape the cycle of samsaric rebirth and be born in the pure realm of a buddha or bodhisattva. Buddhism and its Contributions to Culture. By Yung Dong. ABSTRACT. Culture and religion concern and deal with some similar human issues in terms of the concept of values, the way of thinking, inner feelings and the method of expression by means of symbolism. Buddhism, in particular, as a spiritual community (Sangha) was quite different from.

      Yet surprisingly "death in Buddhism" has received little sustained scholarly attention. The Buddhist Dead offers the first comparative investigation of this topic across the major Buddhist cultures of India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Tibet, and Burma.   Bringing together leading specialists in the Chinese Buddhist canon, Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia makes a major contribution to our understanding of both the textual and the social history of one of the most impressive textual projects in the history of the Kieschnick, Stanford University The Sinitic Buddhist canons rank among the largest bodies of sacred literature ever.

      p. CHAPTER XVII. BUDDHIST LITERATURE. Buddhist libraries presented to monasteries by emperors—Ch‘eng-tsu, of the Ming dynasty, was the first to print the entire series of the Buddhist accepted books—Prajna paramita, eighty times as large as our New Testament—The Pei-tsang, or second printed edition, dates from the sixteenth century—The Kia-hing edition of the Pei-tsang. The Heart Sutra of Prajna Paramita is the shortest of all the sutras, only characters in the Chinese translation. However, the sutra explains the core teaching of Buddhism — Emptiness. The realization of nothingness is not a negative zero-ness. Continue reading →.


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Crossing the gate of death in Chinese Buddhist culture by Lin, Yutang Download PDF EPUB FB2

Death is the ultimate test of one's lifelong training in Buddhist practices. Many ancient Chinese practitioners demonstrated their accomplishments through their marvelous ways of crossing the Gate of Death.

Rituals and Activities Related to Death in Chinese Buddhist Culture. Buddhist Traditions. Buddhism has two (or in some interpretations, three) main divisions, or traditions: Mahayana and Hinayana.

Those Buddhist adherents in Mongolia, Vietnam, China, Korea, and Japan Crossing the gate of death in Chinese Buddhist culture book Mahayana, the so-called Great Vehicle tradition, and those in Sri Lanka and southeast Asia, except Vietnam, where the Mahayan tradition was brought by Chinese settlers, follow Hinayana, also.

Buddhism is an Indian religion founded on the teachings of a mendicant and spiritual teacher called "the Buddha" ("the Awakened One", c.

5th to 4th century BCE). Early texts have the Buddha's family name as "Gautama" (Pali: Gotama). The details of Buddha's life are mentioned in many Early Buddhist Texts but are inconsistent, and his social background and life details are difficult to prove.

Death and dying is a popular topic in all Buddhist teachings, particularly Pure Land and Tibetan Buddhism. The Dalai Lama has said that his daily meditation involves preparation for death. Some Buddhists are encouraged to learn, analyze and even rehearse for the moment of death.

As stipulated in the famous text 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead', there are several scenarios for the dying process.

In the Chinese culture, death is considered negative and regards it as the end of one’s life. Talking about death is avoided and is probably the number one taboo. Chinese elders and even the ones on their death beds are afraid that you might jinx their fate. A Buddhist Approach to Patient Health Care; A Buddhist Perspective on the Emotional and Spiritual Stages of the Process of Dying; A Difficult Rebirth: Tibetan Reincarnations in.

Buddhist teachers also point out that according to tradition Buddha began his teaching career discussing death and impermanence in his first sermon on the four noble truths, and he also ended his. In the Chinese American family you will find a mixture of traditional beliefs that date back centuries, and more modern attitudes that reflect western ideas.

Beliefs and practices in China relating to death and dying have been impacted by the country’s three dominant religions: Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Although the Communist Revolution of and [ ]. Chinese Buddhism or Han Buddhism has shaped Chinese culture in a wide variety of areas including art, politics, literature, philosophy, medicine and material culture.

The translation of a large body of Indian Buddhist scriptures into Chinese and the inclusion of these translations together with works composed in China into a printed canon had far-reaching implications for the dissemination of.

Crossing the Gate of Death in Chinese Buddhist Culture Crossing the Threshold of Liberation (essays) A Golden Ring: An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (essays) The centrality of death rituals has rarely been documented in anthropologically informed studies of Buddhism.

Bringing together a range of perspectives including ethnographic, textual, historical and theoretically informed accounts, this edited volume presents the diversity of the Buddhist funeral cultures of mainland Southeast Asia and China. Buddhist Death and Funeral Customs and Traditions Buddhists believe in reincarnation and that death is a transformation into the next incarnation.

Each incarnation brings the soul closer to nirvana, which offers complete spiritual enlightenment. Buddhism - Buddhism - Central Asia and China: The spread of Buddhism into Central Asia is still not completely understood. However murky the details may be, it is clear that the trade routes that ran from northwestern India to northern China facilitated both the introduction of Buddhism to Central Asia and the maintenance, for many centuries, of a flourishing Buddhist culture there.

Chinese Buddhist sculpture frequently illustrates interchanges between China and other Buddhist centers. Works with powerful physiques and thin clothing derive from Indian prototypes, while sculptures that feature thin bodies with thick clothing evince a Chinese idiom.

Many mix these visual traditions. In the last chapter, the external influence of Chinese Buddhism in East Asia is studied. Scholars and students in Buddhism and Chinese culture studies, especially those in Buddhist countries, will benefit from the book.

Also, it will appeal to readers interested in. Buddhist funeral cultures of Southeast Asia and China / edited by Paul Williams and Patrice Ladwig. all the contributors to this book and, in particular, death at the centre of buddhist culture The statement that ‘death is the origin and the center of culture’ (Assmann.

If possible, Buddhist practitioners should use their time now to look ahead to their next lives. Bodhichitta practices and certain tantric practices are good for this.

According to the tantric teachings, at the time of death there’s the eight-stage dissolution of the elements. In the last chapter, the external influence of Chinese Buddhism in East Asia is studied. Scholars and students in Buddhism and Chinese culture studies, especially those in Buddhist countries, will benefit from the book.

Also, it will appeal to readers interested in religion, Chinese culture, and ancient Chinese : Litian Fang. Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions. Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Buddha, circa the 5th century BCE, Buddhism outlines a path of personal spiritual enrichment through meditation and insight.

Following in the Buddha's footsteps, Buddhists seek to reach nirvana, or enlightenment, a state of transcendence free from suffering, desire and the cycle of death and : Antonia Blumberg.

The Adaptability of Buddhism to Chinese Culture: Take Chan Buddhism as an Example (Final Essay) Buddhism, either as a philosophy or religion, is not indigenous Chinese, but it was introduced from. Buddhist religious architecture most notably developed in South Asia in the third century BCE.

Two types of structures are associated with early Buddhism: stupas and initial function of a stupa was the veneration and safe-guarding of the relics of the earliest existing example of a stupa is in Sanchi (Madhya Pradesh).In accordance with changes in religious practice.Buddhism and Death.

By Ken Holmes. Although most religions have rites of passage for the dead, their teachings about death itself (and what follows it) are few and far between.

Religions' vagueness and mystery surrounding this subject is reinforced by death being a taboo topic in many cultures.Of the 18 Buddhist schools of interpretation, five existed along the Silk Road.

Among these was the less monastic but very significant tradition of Mahayana, which preached the continuity of the Buddha's compassionate nature through bodhisattvas — embodiments of love and teaching who became the bridge to local traditions, communities, and.