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By Micah L. Auerback

ISBN-10: 022628638X

ISBN-13: 9780226286389

Since its arrival in Japan within the 6th century, Buddhism has performed a vital position in jap tradition. however the old determine of the Buddha, the prince of historic Indian descent who deserted his wealth and tool to turn into an woke up being, has time and again disappeared and reappeared, rising at any time when in a special shape and to assorted ends. A Storied Sage strains this variation of suggestions of the Buddha, from Japan’s historic interval within the 8th century to the top of the Meiji interval within the early 20th century.

Micah L. Auerback follows the altering fortune of the Buddha during the novel makes use of for the Buddha’s tale in low and high tradition alike, usually outdoors of the confines of the Buddhist institution. Auerback argues for the Buddha’s carrying on with relevance in the course of Japan’s early sleek interval and hyperlinks the later Buddhist culture in Japan to its roots at the Asian continent. also, he examines the afterlife of the Buddha in hagiographic literature, demonstrating that the overdue jap Buddha, faraway from fading right into a ghost of his former self, as a substitute underwent a huge reincarnation. hard many demonstrated assumptions approximately Buddhism and its evolution in Japan, A Storied Sage is a crucial contribution to the bigger dialogue of faith and secularization in modernity.

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