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Author McGuire, Beverley Foulks.

Title Living Karma : the Religious Practices of Ouyi Zhixu
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (241 pages)
Series Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhism
Sheng Yen Series in Chinese Buddhism
Summary Ouyi Zhixu was an eminent Chinese Buddhist monk who, contrary to his contemporaries, believed karma could be changed. Through vows, divination, repentance rituals, and ascetic acts such as burning and blood writing, he sought to alter what others understood as inevitable and inescapable. Drawing attention to Ouyi's unique reshaping of religious practice, 'Living Karma' reasserts the significance of an overlooked individual in the modern development of Chinese Buddhism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Zhixu, 1599-1655.
Buddhist literature, Chinese -- History and criticism.
Spiritual life -- Buddhism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231537778 (electronic bk.)
9780231537773 (electronic bk.)