For multiple thousand years, the gigantic Buddhist monastery and temple complicated on distant Mount okay ya has been one among Japan s most vital non secular facilities. Saint ok b Daishi (also referred to as okay kai), founding father of the esoteric Shingon institution and one of many nice figures of global Buddhism, consecrated the mountain for holy reasons within the early 800s. Buried on ok yasan, okay b Daishi is expounded to be nonetheless alive, selflessly advocating for the salvation of all sentient beings.
Located south of Osaka, okay yasan has attracted viewers from each station of eastern existence, and lately, greater than one million travelers and pilgrims stopover at every year. In Sacred ok yasan, the 1st book-length research in English of this holy Buddhist mountain, Philip L. Nicoloff invitations readers to accompany him on a pilgrimage. including the writer, the pilgrim-reader ascends the mountain, remains at a temple monastery, and explores okay yasan s major structures, sacred statues, and recognized wooded area cemetery. writer and reader perform the entire annual cycle of rituals and ceremonies, and discover the lifestyles and legend of okay b Daishi and the heritage of the mountain.
Written for either the scholarly and normal reader, Sacred okay yasan will entice power tourists, committed armchair tourists, and all readers drawn to Buddhism and eastern culture."
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