A Brief History of Buddhism in Japan (PART IV)

PART IV: APPENDIXES 1. INTRODUCING THE JAPAN BUDDHIST FEDERATION (JBF) According to recent national census conducted in 2003, there are approximately 96 million Buddhists belonging to over 77,000 temples and associations. The Japan Buddhist Federation (JBF) is the only federation of traditional Buddhist denominations in Japan. It consists of all the More...

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A Brief History of Buddhism in Japan (PART III)

PART III: TOWARD THE FUTURE WHAT DOES BUDDHISM CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORLD PEACE? Importance of Avoiding Polarization We are usually inclined to extremes in our ways of life: intellectualism or materialism, absolutism More...

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A Brief History of Buddhism in Japan (PART II)

1. JAPANESE BUDDHISM TODAY Secularization of Japanese Society Foreigners visiting Japan for the first time are likely to think that it is a completely secularized country. It appears to be so because the majority More...

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A Brief History of Buddhism in Japan (PART I)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BUDDHISM IN JAPAN 1. BUDDHISM INTRODUCED TO JAPAN Presentation of Korean Buddhist Materials Buddhism is considered to have been officially introduced to Japan in A.D. 538 when the ruler of Baekje, More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Kura-Kura Terbang

Kisah Kura-kura Terbang Ada gambar relief yang tampak agak ganjil dan lucu pada Candi Mendut. Pada panil berukuran 1,5 meter x 0,75 meter terpahat seekor kura-kura sedang menggigit sepotong kayu, yang dibawa terbang More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
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Lima Murid Awam

Kisah Lima Murid Awam Pada suatu ketika, lima murid awam hadir pada saat Sang Buddha sedang berkhotbah Dhamma di Vihara Jetavana. Seorang dari mereka duduk tertidur, orang kedua menggambar garis-garis di tanah dengan More...

By Bulletin Lotus On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Kisah Tissa Thera

Dhammapada 240 Kisah Tissa Thera Suatu saat seorang Thera bernama Tissa tinggal di Savatti. Pada suatu hari, ia menerima seperangkat jubah yang bagus dan merasa sangat senang. Ia bermaksud mengenakan jubah tersebut More...

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