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Author Unno, Taitetsu, 1929-

Title River of fire, river of water : an introduction to the Pure Land tradition of Shin Buddhism / by Taitetsu Unno.

Imprint New York : Doubleday, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  294.3926 U58R    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  395.2 NELSON    Assumed Lost
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxvii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The Pure Land tradition dates back to the sixth century c.e., when Buddhism was first introduced in Japan. Unlike Zen, its counterpart which flourished in remote monasteries, the Pure Land tradition was the form of Buddhism practiced by common people. Consequently, its practice is harmonious with the workings of daily life, making it easily adaptable for seekers today. Despite the difference in method, though, the goal of Pure Land is the same as other schools -- the awakening of the true self.
Contents The historical legacy -- The color gold -- The spirit of the valley -- Home composting -- Primal vow -- Nembutsu: The name-that-calls -- Other power -- Self-power -- The quest -- Unhindered light -- Faith as true entrusting -- Awakening -- Transformation -- Two kinds of compassion -- Conspiracy of good -- Attainment without a teacher -- Humility -- Arrogance -- True disciple of Buddha -- Myokonin -- Lotus blooms in fire -- Ocean of the primal vow -- One bright pearl -- The cry of Cicadas -- As is: Sono-Mama -- Duality -- Nonduality -- Interdependence -- Self as dynamic flow -- All is a circle -- Know thyself -- Hell is my only home -- The world of dew -- Unrepeatable life -- My grandmother -- The pure land -- When a person dies -- House or home -- True and real life -- Buddha-nature -- Mother Teresa and Hitler -- The single thread.
Subject Shin (Sect) -- Doctrines.
Pure Land Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Pure Land Buddhism -- Doctrines. (OCoLC)fst01084310
Shin (Sect) -- Doctrines. (OCoLC)fst01116012
ISBN 0385485115 (pbk.)
9780385485111 (pbk.)
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