By Kenji Matsuo
This primary significant learn in English on eastern Buddhism through one among Japan's such a lot amazing students within the box of spiritual stories is to be largely welcomed. the main target of the paintings is at the culture of the monk (o-bo-san) because the major agent of Buddhism, including the historic approaches in which priests have built eastern Buddhism because it looks at the moment.
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It can be said, however, that the myth of sho#toku taishi as the father of Japanese Buddhism was born as Buddhism began to spread during the period when the prince held political power. the embroidered woven curtain called ‘tenjukoku (the country in Heaven)’, shu#cho# treasured in Chu#gu#ji in Nara, should be taken into account when considering the relationship between the prince and Buddhism. Princess tachibana-noO>iratsume, the wife of Prince sho#toku, had two of them woven in order to know where the late prince was reborn.
At the age of ﬁfteen, Ku#kai began his study under his mother’s brother, and entered a school in the capital city Kyo#to to study Confucianism and other subjects. It is said that he happened to meet a monk, which inspired him to become a Buddhist monk. He seemed to have undergone ascetic training in Otakidake (tokushima) and Murotozaki (Ko#chi) in shikoku island. at the age of twenty-four, he wrote his ﬁrst book Sango shiiki9 (Principles of the three teachings). But it is considered that he underwent the ordination at to#daiji in 803 to become an ofﬁcial monk, a year before he sailed totang China.
Training places were developed on designated ‘holy mountains’ at different localities. From the middle to the end of the Heian era, as Yoshino (Nara) and Kumano (Wakayama) became places for worship for the emperors and aristocrats, Mt O>mine (located between the two regions) was established as a training place for shugendo#. Difference between o#jo# and jo#butsu In the explanation about Ku#kai, the question of jo#butsu was considered. at this point, o#jo# and jo#butsu need to be explained. today, both tend to be considered as ‘peaceful death’, but they were different in origin.