Haicheng Ling's Buddhism in China PDF
By Haicheng Ling
This e-book, divided into 5 elements, explains the starting place and unfold of the faith all through China. It additionally explains the 3 branches of Buddhism; "the Pali, Han and Tibetan"¡and their affects on either historic and modern day China.
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The work did not resume until 629 then Tang Emperor Tai Zong summoned Indian monk Bodun to reopen the translation center. Daxingshan Temple was a place where Amoghavajra passed on the teachings of the Mi Sect and held initiation ceremonies, thus founding Mi Sect. The temple was destroyed on several occasions. Major repairs and rebuilding started in the winter of 1955 only to be damaged during the Cultural Revolution (19661976). The current structure has five courtyards, including a main entrance gate, the Heavenly King Hall，the Drum and Bell Tower， the Hall of Mahavira and the Hall of Avalokitesvara.
Inside, there are the Hall of the Deva-kings, the Vairocana Hall, Assembly Hall, the Scripture Hall and the Hall in memory of Jian Zhen, a Buddhist master crossing the sea to disseminate Buddhism in Japan. A small door on the side of the last hall leads to a 15meter high pagoda for Buddhist relics, originally built in the Sui Dynasty (581-618). It is an imitation made of wood with five stories. There are eight sides on each floor. At the base of the pagoda is a relief sculpture of the Buddha, while on the first floor are the sculptures of the four gods and flying apse.
Japanese monk Kukai once learned Mi Sect in the place and so it is also upheld as the ancestral hall of Japanese Shingonshu. In the 1990s, two memorial halls were built on the ruins of the Tang temple，one for Japanese monk Kukai and the other for Haiguo. The Q'mglong Temple stands witness to the friendly exchanges of Chinese and Japanese Buddhists. ' 7. Jingtu Sect j Chapter Two Han-Language Buddhism in Jingtu Sect or Pure Land Sect is a branch school of Buddhism that teaches relatively simple methods o f recitation o f the Buddha's name for the purpose of attaining rebirth in the Western Heaven (Pure Land).
Buddhism in China by Haicheng Ling