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Author McGuire, Beverley Foulks

Title Living karma : the religious practices of Ouyi Zhixu / Beverley Foulks McGuire
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (x, 228 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies
Sheng Yen series in Chinese Buddhist studies
Contents 1. Karma as a Narrative Device in Ouyi's Autobiography -- 2. Divination as a Karmic Diagnostic -- 3. Repentance Rituals for Eliminating Karma -- 4. Vowing to Assume the Karma of Others -- 5. Slicing, Burning, and Blood Writing: Karmic Transformations of Bodies -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1. A Translation of Ouyi's Autobiography -- Appendix 2. A Map of Ouyi's Life
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 In English
Print version record
SUBJECT Zhixu, 1599-1655.
Zhixu, 1599-1655 fast
Subject Karma.
Spiritual life -- Buddhism.
Buddhist literature, Chinese -- History and criticism
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
RELIGION -- Monasticism.
Buddhist literature, Chinese
Spiritual life -- Buddhism
Genre/Form Electronic book
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780231537773