Jizo Bodhisattva: Guardian of Children, Travelers, and Other Voyagers
Jizo is an important bodhisattva or "saint" of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Most prominent today in Japanese Zen, Jizo is understood to be the protector of those journeying through the physical and spiritual realms. This bodhisattva is closely associated with children, believed to be their guardian before birth, throughout childhood, and after death.
Here, an American Zen master offers an engaging and informative overview of the history of this important figure and conveys the practices and rituals connected with him, including a simple ceremony for remembering children who have died. Inspired by her own personal experience with Jizo practice, Bays explains how the Buddhist teachings on Jizo can bring peace to those confronted with suffering and loss.
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Really a very good book - written in accessible language but still remaining serious and scholarly - I have used this as a reference several times on academic bibliographies. Quite unique, and ... Read full review
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Bodhisattva means "enlightenment being" in Sanskrit i.e., one who is ready to pass over into nirvana and merge into oneness with the universe. The bodhisattva, however, postpones nirvana out of ... Read full review
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