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Atone, Jōji 1951-

Overview
Works: 4 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 429 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BQ8649, 294.3926
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jōji Atone
The promise of Amida Buddha : Honen's path to bliss by Hōnen( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hōnen Shōnin, who lived in Japan in the twelfth century, saw that the complexity of traditional Buddhist practices made them inaccessible to people outside the monastic elite. Drawing on the Chinese Pure Land tradition, he re-imagined Pure Land practice for Japan and ushered in a new and dynamic practice that continues in the present day. In our degenerate age, says Hōnen, we cannot hope to reach enlightenment via the practices employed by the Buddhist masters of old. For us there is only one avenue to liberation--rebirth in the Pure Land of Amida, from whence our progress is irreversible and our ultimate release assured. The Pure Land is a heavenly destination made manifest through the pure vow of Amida to save all beings, and we secure passage to this land in our next life through pure faith in Amida at the very moment of death. The practice of faith in Amida is performed through nembutsu, the continual recitation of the mantra Namo Amida Butsu, which bonds us to Amida and brings us into his care."--Jacket
The Promise of Amida Buddha : Honen's Path to Bliss by Joji Atone( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honen Shonin, who lived in Japan in the twelfth century, saw that the. complexity of traditional Buddhist practices made them inaccessible to. people outside the monastic elite. Drawing on the Chinese Pure Land. tradition, he re-imagined Pure Land practice for Japan and ushered in a new. and dynamic lineage that continues in the present day. In our degenerate. age, says Honen, we cannot hope to reach enlightenment via the practices. employed by the Buddhist masters of old. For us there is only one avenue to. liberation--rebirth in the Pure Land of Amida, from whence our progress. is irreversib
Shan-Tao : his life and thought by Jōji Atone( )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Promise of Amida Buddha : Honen's Path to Bliss
Languages
English (19)