Kukai: Major Works

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Columbia University Press, 1972 - Religion - 303 pages
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Kukai, more commonly known by the honorific Kobo Daishi, was one of the great characters in the development of Janpanese culture. He was active in literature, engineering, calligraphy, and architecture and is represented in this work in terms of his major effort--the introduction of esoteric Buddhism from China, which resulted in the formation of the Shingou sect still active in Japan. Eight of his works are presented here.

  

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Hard to comprehend for me, but there's some useful stuff in there, if you're into Buddhism and Japanese history and whatnot. Read full review

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User Review  - Jayarava - Goodreads

This is the standard work on English on Kūkai otherwise known as Kōbōdaishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism. Hakeda is a reliable translator who has, it seems to me, conveyed the spirit of Kūkai's ... Read full review

Contents

I
ix
II
xi
III
13
IV
18
V
24
VI
29
VII
34
VIII
38
XVII
76
XVIII
77
XIX
81
XX
93
XXI
101
XXII
140
XXIII
151
XXIV
157

IX
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X
46
XI
54
XII
58
XIII
61
XIV
62
XV
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XVI
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XXV
225
XXVI
234
XXVII
246
XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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About the author (1972)

Hakeda was Associate Professor of Japanese in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Associate Professor of Religion at Columbia University. Ryuichi Abe is the Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions in the Department of Eas Aisan Languages and Cultures at Harvard University.