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  1. Japan and the West: A Review of Thomas Kasulis’s Engaging Japanese Philosophy: A Short History. [REVIEW]John Krummel - 2021 - The Eastern Buddhist 49:231-247.
  2. Kūkai's Shingon: Embodiment of Emptiness.John W. M. Krummel - 2019 - In Bret W. Davis (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    This chapter explicates the philosophy of the body of sixth-century Buddhist thinker Kūkai. Kūkai brings together what initially seem to be opposing concepts: body and emptiness. He does this in the context of formulating a system of cosmology inseparable from religious practice. We interact with the rest of the cosmos through our body. Kūkai characterizes the cosmos in turn as the body of the Buddha, who personifies the embodiment of the dharma. This cosmic body is comprised of myriad bodies through (...)
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  3. Introduction: ‘What is Japanese Philosophy’?Raji C. Steineck & Elena L. Lange - 2018 - In Raji C. Steineck, Ralph Weber, Robert H. Gassmann & Elena L. Lange (eds.), Concepts of Philosophy in Asia and the Islamic World, vol. 1: China and Japan. Boston, USA: Brill. pp. 459-481.
    This introductory chapter on concepts of Japanese philosophy and the concomitant approaches to this subject contains 1) a brief critical overview of the term's history and its impact on the definition of the field and 2) a short presentation of the ensuing chapters, which create a sustained dialogue on how to understand Japanese philosophy and how to delineate its his history.
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  4. Engaging Japanese Philosophy: A Short History.Thomas P. Kasulis - 2017 - Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
    Philosophy challenges our assumptions—especially when it comes to us from another culture. In exploring Japanese philosophy, a dependable guide is essential. The present volume, written by a renowned authority on the subject, offers readers a historical survey of Japanese thought that is both comprehensive and comprehensible. Adhering to the Japanese philosophical tradition of highlighting engagement over detachment, Thomas Kasulis invites us to think with, as well as about, the Japanese masters by offering ample examples, innovative analogies, thought experiments, and jargon-free (...)
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  5. Materialien und Auswahlbibliographie zur japanischsprachigen Philosophiegeschichtsschreibung.Leon Krings - 2017 - In Rolf Elberfeld (ed.), Philosophiegeschichtsschreibung in globaler Perspektive (Deutsches Jahrbuch Philosophie Bd. 9). Hamburg, Deutschland: pp. 341-364.
    Selected Bibiliography and Overview of Japanese Philosophy by reference to major Japanese Anthologies of Traditional and Modern Japanese Thought / Philosophy, listing a wide range of Japanese philosophers and thinkers from ancient times to the present.
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  6. La filosofía japonesa en sus textos.Raquel Bouso, James Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis & John Maraldo (eds.) - 2016 - Barcelona, España: Herder.
  7. Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kūkai and Dōgen on the Art of Enlightenment by Pamela D. Winfield.Victor Forte - 2015 - Philosophy East and West 65 (2):647-650.
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  8. Embodied Implacement in Kūkai and Nishida.John W. M. Krummel - 2015 - Philosophy East and West 65 (3):786-808.
    Two Japanese philosophers not often read together but both with valuable insights concerning body and place are Kūkai 空海, the founder of Shingon 真言 Buddhism, and Nishida Kitarō 西田幾多郎, the founder of Kyoto School philosophy. This essay will examine the importance of embodied implacement in correlativity with the environment in the philosophies of these two preeminent intellects of Japan. One was a medieval religionist and the other a modern philosopher, and yet similarities inherited from Mahāyāna Buddhism are to be found (...)
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  9. Kūkai and Dōgen as Exemplars of Ecological Engagement.Graham Parkes - 2013 - Journal of Japanese Philosophy 1 (1):85-110.
    Although the planet is currently facing an unprecedented array of environmental crises, those who are in a position to do something about them seem to be paralyzed and the general public apathetic. This pathological situation derives in part from a particular concep­tion of the human relationship to nature which is central to anthro­pocentric traditions of thought in the West, and which understands the human being as separate from, and superior to, all other beings in the natural world. Traditional East Asian (...)
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  10. Hermeneutics of Acrostics: From Kūkai to Tsurayuki.Lone Takeuchi - 2013 - .
    This study is an attempt to show how the poetic figure of the acrostic was constructed in ninth-century Japan as a tantric semiological implement in a poetic discourse, in which poets working in Sino-Japanese or kanabun constructed kami cultic ritual in various forms and contexts within the broad framework of Kūkai’s tantric Buddhist semiology. Three poetic texts, a Sino-Japanese poem by Kūkai and two prose-poem texts from Kokin wakashū and/or Ise monogatari, all of which contain an acrostic, are analysed and (...)
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  11. Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment.Pamela Winfield - 2013 - Oup Usa.
    Pamela D. Winfield offers a fascinating juxtaposition and comparison of the thoughts of two pre-modern Japanese Buddhist masters, Kukai (774-835) and Dogen (1200-1253) on the role of imagery in the enlightenment experience.
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  12. Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook.James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis & John C. Maraldo - 2011 - University of Hawaiʻi Press.
    This is a set of essays and translations that covers comprehensively all of Japanese philosophy.
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  13. Kûkai.John Krummel - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on the founder of Shingon (Japanese Tantric) Buddhism, Kūkai (774-835CE).
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  14. Esoteric Buddhist Theories of Language in Early Kokugaku: The Sōshaku of the Man ’yō daishōki‘.Regan Murphy - 2009 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 36 (1):65-91.
  15. Animating Objects: Tsukumogami ki and the Medieval Illustration of Shingon Truth.Noriko Reider - 2009 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 36 (2):231-257.
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  16. Metaphor and maṇḍala in shingon buddhist theology.David Gardiner - 2008 - Sophia 47 (1):43-55.
    Buddhist maṇḍala that are made of colored sand or are painted on cloth have been well represented in Asian art circles in the West. Discussions of the role that they can play in stimulating religious contemplation or even as sacred icons charged with power have also appeared in English scholarship. The metaphorical meaning of the term maṇḍala, however, is less commonly referenced. This paper discusses how the founder of the Japanese school of Shingon Buddhism, the Buddhist monk Kūkai of the (...)
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  17. A Study Of Syoujijitusougi.Yi-Ming Wang - 2008 - Modern Philosophy 3:114-120.
    Secret language that the language problem, and the meaning dense, dense body together constitute the empty sea esoteric ideas backbone. Kukai the discussion in this regard, with both deep and unique characteristics and differences, and lack a certain academic value and religious significance. This article in its "sound word meaning of reality," as the research object, research on the basis of the text, focusing on the sound of the word and the reality of the area, and its impact on future (...)
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  18. Review of Shingon Refractions: Myōe and the Mantra of Light by Mark Unno. [REVIEW]Richard Karl Payne - 2007 - Philosophy East and West 57 (2):280-282.
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  19. Curing with Kaji: Healing and Esoteric Empowerment in Japan.Pamela Winfield - 2005 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 32 (1):107-130.
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  20. Mystical Consciousness: Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese Thinkers (review). [REVIEW]Pamela D. Winfield - 2005 - Philosophy East and West 55 (3):493-495.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Mystical Consciousness: Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese ThinkersPamela D. WinfieldMystical Consciousness: Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese Thinkers. By Louis Roy, O.P.Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003. Pp. 229. Hardcover $62.50. Paper $20.95.Mystical Consciousness: Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese Thinkers by Louis Roy presents a stimulating array of thinkers on the subject of consciousness, self-reflective consciousness, and mystical consciousness. Louis Roy's primary sources focus (...)
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  21. Shingon – buddyzm ezoteryczny.Joanna Krawczyk - 2003 - Colloquia Communia 74 (1):457-466.
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  22. A Comparative Study of the Concept of Dharmakaya Buddha: Vairocana in Hua-yen and Mahavairocana in Shingon Buddhism.Kwangsoo Park - 2003 - International Journal of Buddhist Thought and Culture 2:305-331.
    The concept of Dharmakaya is the central theme in both the Hua-yen and Shingon Buddhist literatures. Hua-yen Buddhism adopts Dharmakaya Vairocana Buddha as the main Buddha. Shingon Buddhism, on the other hand, claims that their secret doctrine is the direct teaching of Dharmakaya Mahavairocana Buddha. Even though these two schools are based on the same idea of Dharmakaya Buddha, the concepts of Vairocana in Hua-yen and Mahavairocana in Shingon are different in their doctrinal formulation. Hua-yen Buddhist literature elaborates the function (...)
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  23. Mystical Consciousness: Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese Thinkers.Louis Roy - 2003 - SUNY Press.
    Provides a philosophical account of everyday consciousness as a way of understanding mystical consciousness, drawing on the work of many Western and some Japanese thinkers.
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  24. Sourcebook for Modern Japanese Philosophy: Selected Documents (review). [REVIEW]Steven Heine - 2001 - Philosophy East and West 51 (2):311-312.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Sourcebook for Modern Japanese Philosophy: Selected DocumentsSteven HeineSourcebook for Modern Japanese Philosophy: Selected Documents. Translated and edited by David A. Dilworth and Valdo H. Viglielmo, with Agustin Jacinto Zavala. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1998. Pp. xx + 420.Sourcebook for Modern Japanese Philosophy: Selected Documents, translated and edited by David H. Dilworth and Valdo H. Viglielmo, with Agustin Jacinto Zavala, is a new translation of twentieth-century Japanese philosophers and (...)
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  25. Book Review: Abe Ryuichi, The Weaving of Mantra: Kukai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse. [REVIEW]George J. Tanabe Jr - 2001 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 28 (1-2):153-156.
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  26. Review of: Elizabeth ten Grotenhuis, Japanese Mandalas: Representations of Sacred Geography. [REVIEW]Willa Tanabe - 2001 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 28 (1-2):186-188.
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  27. Criticism and Appropriation: Nichiren's Attitude toward Esoteric Buddhism.Lucia Dolce - 1999 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 26 (3-4):349-382.
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  28. Bodhicitta in Kukai's Shingon Practice.Kenneth R. White - 1998 - Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
    As factor of enlightenment, bodhicitta is fundamental to Kukai's soteriological scheme, being compartmentalized into two fundamental aspects: 'aspiration for enlightenment' and 'potentially enlightened mind.' Such a depiction incorporates both impetus for, and object of, enlightenment, exemplifying a total integratory approach. Whereas early textual mention of bodhicitta merely emphasized its effective cause for compassionate engagement, subsequent philological evolution afforded it an aspect linking practitioner to Dharmakaya Mah avairocana in essential integration. Termed sokushin-j obutsu , first mention is made in Bodhicitta-sastra , (...)
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  29. Wind, waters, stupas, mandalas: Fetal Buddhahood in Shingon.James Sanford - 1997 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 24 (1-2):1-38.
  30. Saichō and Kūkai: A conflict of interpretations.Ryuichi Abe - 1995 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 22 (1-2).
  31. Harmony, Attribute of the Sacred and Phenomenal in Aquinas and Kukai.John Brinkman - 1995 - Buddhist-Christian Studies 15:105–118.
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  32. Saichō and Kūkai: A conflict of interpretations.Abe Ryūichi - 1995 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 22 (1-2):103-37.
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  33. True words, silence, and the adamantine dance: On Japanese Mikkyō and the formation of the Shingon discourse.Fabio Rambelli - 1994 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 21 (4):373-405.
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  34. The Matrix and Diamond World Mandalas in Shingon Buddhism. [REVIEW]Michael Saso - 1991 - Buddhist-Christian Studies 11:317.
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  35. 日本近世の思想と仏教.Okuwa Hitoshi - 1989 - Kyoto: Hozokan.
  36. On Knowing the Mystery: Kukai and Thomas Aquinas.Thomas P. Kasulis - 1988 - Buddhist-Christian Studies 8:36.
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  37. The Bodymind Experience in Japanese Buddhism: A Phenomenological Study of Kukai and Dogen.Steve Odin - 1987 - Philosophy East and West 37 (2):202-206.
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  38. Beneath Nihilism.David Edward Shaner - 1987 - The Personalist Forum 3 (2):113-139.
  39. A study of the ritual mudrās in the Shingon tradition: a phenomenological study on the eighteen ways of esoteric recitation (Jūhachidō nenju kubi shidai, Chūin-ryū) in the Koyasan tradition.Taisen Miyata - 1984 - [Sacramento, Calif.?: [S.N.]. Edited by Kūkai.
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  40. Shingon's Kakukai on the Immanence of the Pure Land.Robert E. Morrell - 1984 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 11 (2/3):195-220.
  41. Review of: Kokubo Kazuo, Den shingon’in mandara: Sekai bunmei no shukuzu. [REVIEW]Ronald Suleski - 1979 - Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 6 (4):569-571.
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  42. Buddhism and historical thought in japan before 1221.Delmer Brown - 1974 - Philosophy East and West 24 (2):215-225.
  43. Art in Japanese Esoteric Buddhism.Glenn T. Webb, Takaaki Sawa & Richard L. Gage - 1974 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 94 (2):223.
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  44. Kobo Daishi No Tetsugaku to Shinko.Yakichi Terada - 1971 - Taikyo Shuppan.
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  45. Towards enhanced divine-human-earth relations: a Christian-Buddhist contribution.Margaret P. Twomey - unknown
    The central claim of the dissertation is that lesser known and somewhat neglected, yet influential thinkers, within classical religious traditions have something worthwhile to contribute to the kind of ethos we should adopt in the face of the world’s various environmental crises. Moreover an exploration of such perspectives is best done in dialogue, particularly between Eastern and Western thought. I examine this claim primarily through a dialogue between the Christian philosopher John Scottus Eriugena and the Japanese Buddhist philosopher Kūkai. This (...)
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