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Dao, by contrast, was the center of Chinese philosophical discussion. They are all, even those not actually spoken by him, to be 'Buddhavacana' or the word of the Buddha. But they don't seem to understand that's a problem; that we need to accommodate the local identity," Pathan said. Vergleichende Studien zur japanischen Kultur, 1, 1994, pp. 169-183. [description and analysis of 18th century philosophers and their perception of Buddhism; also of 19th and early 20th century historians: Koeppen, Chamberlain, Spengler, Steiner, Schopenhauer] Zotz, Volker,Auf den glückseligen Inseln.

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Publisher: Wisdom Publications; 1St Edition edition (May 10, 2011)

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If a male has passed, it is placed on the left side of the doorway and if a female has passed, the gong is placed on the right side of the doorway. If the person has died at home, his or her coffin is placed on a stand within the home The Promising Day: Poems from Venerable Sudham Sudhammo. Its complicated theories were popular particularly among the members of the military class. According to Zen teachings, one can achieve self enlightenment through meditation and discipline. At present, Zen seems to enjoy a greater popularity overseas than within Japan. The Lotus Hokke or Nichiren sect, was founded by Nichiren in 1253 pdf. Zen in westlicher Sicht, Weilheim/Obb. 1962. [detailed although polemical study of the development and adoption of Zen Buddhism in the West; focusses on Rinzai Zen tradition] Benz, Ernst, "Buddhismus in der westlichen Welt", in: Heinrich Dumoulin, Buddhismus in der Gegenwart, Freiburg 1970, pp. 191-204; first published in: Saeculum, 20, 1969, pp. 355-368; transl. as H. Maraldo (eds.), The Cultural, Political, and Religious Significance of Buddhism in the Modern World, New York: Collier Macmillan 1976. [good general survey, beginnings in U online.

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