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Shingon Refractions : Myoe and the Mantra of Light - Mark Unno

Shingon Refractions

Myoe and the Mantra of Light

By: Mark Unno

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Published: 9th June 1997
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Shingon Buddhism arose in the eighth century and remains one of Japan's most important sects, at present claiming some 12 million adherents. Despite this prominence, Shingon remains uninvestigated territory for many Western students of Asian religion and culture. Here, Mark Unno illuminates the most central of Shingon practices, the tantric practice of the Mantra of Light, complete with translations and an in-depth exploration of the scholar-monk Myoe Koben, the Mantra of Light's foremost proponent.

Intellectual and cultural history : refractions of light
The Mantra of Light, a textual historyp. 21
Knowledge of enlightenment and religious authorityp. 45
Emptiness and illusion in the Mantra of Lightp. 73
Purity and defilement in the Mantra of Lightp. 111
Gendered power of light : passion and compassionp. 129
Concluding beginningsp. 147
Translations : illuminating texts
Arubekiyowa (as appropriate)p. 153
Commentary on the significance of the syllables of the Mantra of Light of the baptism of the Buddha Vairocana of the unfailing rope snarep. 157
Lectures on the commentary on the significance of the syllables of the Mantra of Lightp. 167
Recommending faith in the sand of the Mantra of Lightp. 211
Recommending faith in the sand of the Mantra of Light - supplementp. 251
Chronicle of things not to be forgottenp. 273
Translated texts : editions and datingp. 307
Works on the Mantra of Light by Myoep. 313
Other translations of works by Myoe into Western languagesp. 315
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780861713905
ISBN-10: 0861713907
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 9th June 1997
Publisher: Wisdom Publications,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.5