Analyzes a seventh-century ritual manual that provides both a rich source of information of medieval Buddhist life and addresses the ongoing concern of how an adherent can encounter the power of a buddha.... who has as his primary practice the recitation of a mantra, such as the Taiwanese and Japanese Pure Land nianfol nembutso, or the ... by the prescriptions for daily oblations, begging, ablutions, eating, and wandering as codified in the medieval ritual manuals. ... Some, for instance, evoke the archaic, perhaps pre-Aryan, practices recorded in the Atharvaveda, such as the ... Deriving from ^sadh (to accomplish, complete, succeed), a sadhaka is one who, by performing prescribed 128anbsp;...
|Title||:||Mediating the Power of Buddhas|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 2002-07-17|