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Published by Columbia University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Individual artists,
  • Buddhism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • East & Southeast Asian Languages,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Buddhism - General,
  • Religion / General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9418715M
ISBN 100231059337
ISBN 109780231059336

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Books on Kukai in English are few and often scholarly, and difficult to read, but Professor Hakeda's book is a look both at the life and accomplishments of Kukai, an overview of his teachings, but also translated samples of his writings/5.   Kukai, more commonly known by the honorific Kobo Daishi, was one of the great characters in the development of Janpanese culture. He was active in literature, engineering, calligraphy, and architecture and is represented in this work in terms of his major effort--the introduction of esoteric Buddhism from China, which resulted in the formation of the Shingou sect still/5. Kūkai (空海), also known posthumously as Kōbō-Daishi (弘法大師, "The Grand Master Who Propagated the Buddhist Teaching"), –, was a Japanese Buddhist monk, civil servant, scholar, poet, and artist who founded the Esoteric Shingon or "mantra" school of n followers usually refer to him by the honorific title of Odaishisama (お大師様) and the religious name of Born: , Zentsūji, Sanuki Province, Japan. Kukai, more commonly known by the honorific Kobo Daishi, was one of the great characters in the development of Janpanese culture. He was active in literature, engineering, calligraphy, and architecture and is represented in this work in terms of his major effort--the introduction of esoteric Buddhism from China, which resulted in the formation of the Shingou sect still active in Japan.

Kukai and His Major Works Yoshito S. Hakeda. Language: english. Pages: ISBN File: PDF, MB. Preview. Send-to-Kindle or Email. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give. Essentials of Kukai's Esoteric Buddhist Thought and Practice General Characteristics of Kukai's Esoteric Buddhist Thought Dharmakaya Mahavairocana Tathagata Kukai's Esoteric Buddhist Practice Part Three: Major Works of Kukai 1. Indications of the Goals of the Three Teachings 2. A Memorial Presenting a List of Newly Imported Sutras and Other. Kūkai: Major Works: Kūkai, Hakeda, Yoshito: Books - Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Books. Go Search Hello Select your address /5(7). than Kobo Daishi Kukai. This book tells the life of this colorful saint of the Japanese people, and presents an explanation of his thoughts and teachings. Here, the major religious writings of Kukai are translated, allowing the reader to glimpse at the depths of Japanese esoteric thought.

The Weaving of Mantra: Kukai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse Ryûichi Abé The great Buddhist priest Kûkai () is credited with the introduction and establishment of tantric -or esoteric -Buddhism in early ninth-century Japan.   Kukai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse. The Weaving of Mantra explores the rhetorical strategies Kûkai employed in his works, and substantial intellectual historical analysis of Kûkai [T]his book is a monumental achievement that will fascinate students of Japanese religion and stimulate much discussion among. Books on Kukai in English are few and often scholarly, and difficult to read, but Professor Hakeda's book is a look both at the life and accomplishments of Kukai, an overview of his teachings, but also translated samples of his writings/5(6). Annotation Kukai, more commonly known by the honorific Kobo Daishi, was one of the great characters in the development of Janpanese culture. He was active in literature, engineering, calligraphy, and architecture and is represented in this work in terms of his major effort--the introduction of esoteric Buddhism from China, which resulted in the formation of the Shingou sect still active in Japan.