Living Karma: the Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu

Ouyi Zhixu was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such as burning and blood writing, he sought to alter what others understood as inevitable and inescapable. Drawing att...

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Main Author: McGuire, Beverley Foulks
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Columbia University Press 2014
In:Year: 2014
Series/Journal:Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhism
Further subjects:B Zhixu 1599-1655
B Spiritual Life Buddhism
B Buddhist literature, Chinese History and criticism
B Karma
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Print version: McGuire, Beverley Foulks: Living Karma : The Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu. - New York : Columbia University Press, ©2014. - 9780231168021
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Summary:Ouyi Zhixu was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such as burning and blood writing, he sought to alter what others understood as inevitable and inescapable. Drawing attention to Ouyi's unique reshaping of religious practice, 'Living Karma' reasserts the significance of an overlooked individual in the modern development of Chinese Buddhism
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0231168020