A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy: Sanskrit Terms by John Grimes

By John Grimes

This new and revised variation presents a entire dictionary of Indian philosophical phrases. phrases are supplied in either devanagari and roman transliteration in addition to their English translations.

Containing over 500 new listings of usually used spiritual phrases and diverse etymological derivations, this new and revised version of A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy presents a entire dictionary of Indian philosophical phrases in either devanagari and roman transliteration in addition to an English translation. It deals certain meanings of phrases used as technical phrases inside of specific philosophical platforms and comprises the meanings of phrases primary to epistemology, metaphysics, and useful instructing of heterodox and orthodox colleges of Indian philosophy.

Cross-referencing is supplied and charts are integrated that provide information about relationships, different types, and sourcebooks appropriate to person colleges.

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2 His early religious upbringing spurred him on to embark on a spiritual odyssey that led him to this new turn, which continues to inform his academic as well as personal life to this day. ”3 He has now given the world this new volume that gives readers a highly accessible and reliable guide, based on original sources, to Shinran’s key ideas seen in the context of his life and religious career. 4 An indispensable resource for scholars, this two-volume collection includes the systematic treatises written in Chinese with copious citations from Buddhist scriptures and meant for a small circle of educated Buddhist clerics of his time, as well as Shinran’s personal letters to devotees advising them on various spiritual and practical issues.

Beyond the fact that Kanezane did not have a daughter by that name, it also contrasts with what we know of Hōnen, who maintained monastic discipline and generally called on his disciples to follow the precepts. While it is clear that Shinran married Eshin-ni, there are suggestions of the existence of another mysterious woman and her son, on whose behalf Shinran later in his life requested assistance from his disciples. Whatever the truth may be in these traditions, we can be clear that Eshin-ni was a central person in the life of Shinran and her letters are an important contribution to assessing his life.

Through the translation of Shinran’s writings, however, the teaching is becoming better known through university courses in World Religions and Buddhism or among scholars engaged in Buddhist-Christian dialogue. The Jōdo Shinshū teaching itself was brought to the West from Japan through the immigration of contract laborers engaged to work on the sugar and pineapple plantations in Hawaii beginning in 1885. Some workers migrated to the continental United States and Canada. The Jōdo Shinshū Hongwanji sect, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, together with other Japanese Buddhist traditions, sent clergy and established temples to serve the spiritual needs of the Japanese émigré community.

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