New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

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New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

Post by Tatsuo » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:59 am

Maybe you already heard about it - a new book about the Ōjōyōshū (written in 985 by Tendai scholar Genshin) came out:
https://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9756-9 ... 72489.aspx

Here is an excerpt/article(?) by the author Robert F. Rhodes:
https://otani.repo.nii.ac.jp/?action=re ... &file_no=1

Does anyone know when the complete translation of the Ōjōyōshū will be published by the BDK?
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Re: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

Post by rory » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:56 pm

Tatsuo wrote:Maybe you already heard about it - a new book about the Ōjōyōshū (written in 985 by Tendai scholar Genshin) came out:
https://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9756-9 ... 72489.aspx

Here is an excerpt/article(?) by the author Robert F. Rhodes:
https://otani.repo.nii.ac.jp/?action=re ... &file_no=1

Does anyone know when the complete translation of the Ōjōyōshū will be published by the BDK?
Super news Tatsuo, thanks for posting it, hmm I had no idea BDK was even translating it! You might be interested in Genshin's Esoteric Contemplation of Amida which I cross-posted here with Rev. Jikai's (he translated it) permission.
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The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
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Re: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

Post by Admin_PC » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:06 am

I've been using the revised translation provided by Rev Jōshō Adrian Cirlea:
http://amida-ji-retreat-temple-romania. ... .html#more
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Re: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

Post by ItsRaining » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:20 am

Not sure how popular a book this may be for a western/modern audience as he seems to go on about in pains of hell a lot in the first fascicle though the later parts are quite good.

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Re: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

Post by Tatsuo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:53 pm

rory wrote:I had no idea BDK was even translating it! You might be interested in Genshin's Esoteric Contemplation of Amida which I cross-posted here with Rev. Jikai's (he translated it) permission.
Ah right, thank you. I'll read that again! :) Thank you for sharing it! I only read about BDK planning to translate it in this forum, so it is not confirmed at all. I really do hope they will publish it.
Admin_PC wrote:I've been using the revised translation provided by Rev Jōshō Adrian Cirlea:
http://amida-ji-retreat-temple-romania. ... .html#more
Thank you for posting the link! I read the original translation but not the revised translation yet.
ItsRaining wrote:Not sure how popular a book this may be for a western/modern audience as he seems to go on about in pains of hell a lot in the first fascicle though the later parts are quite good.
Yes you are probably right. It wouldn't be too popular for a Western audience but luckily the BDK doesn't select according to popularity. For any Pure Land Buddhist as well as for scholars it should be interesting though due to its importance for the development of an independent Pure Land school by Honen Shonin and for making Pure Land popular in medieval Japan - mostly because of those two chapters about hell and the Pure Land.
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Re: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

Post by rory » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:39 am

This isn't Genshin, but seems the best place to post and as it relates to Genshin's esoteric Pure Land . An M.A. thesis focusing on the Shingon priest Kakuban's esoteric Pure Land practice has been published and is freely downloadable.
https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/b ... s_2013.pdf

it's wonderfully interesting and gives a real look at what a rich varied tradition of Pure Land there was (and is) before the single practice schools broke off and captured the mainstream understanding of Pure Land.
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The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
https://www.tendai-usa.org/

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Re: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

Post by Tatsuo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:48 pm

Thank you for sharing this, Rory! :anjali:
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