WorldCat Identities

Hayashi, Yōko

Works: 2 works in 7 publications in 2 languages and 353 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: BQ8649, 294.3926
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yōko Hayashi
The promise of Amida Buddha : Honen's path to bliss by Hōnen( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 351 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
Le monde des livres illustrés par Léonard Foujita et les artistes de l'Ecole de Paris by Yoko Hayashi( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.27 for The promis ... to 0.93 for Le monde d ...)

The promise of Amida Buddha : Honen's path to bliss