Posted by Mister Hebat (220.127.116.11) on August 29, 2000 at 11:28:51:
In Reply to: Re: Chinese Buddhism... posted by Michael Pollard on August 28, 2000 at 16:13:29:
If you learn more about Chinese beliefs it can be better to understand Buddhism in China.
Because many festivals in Chinese Buddhism have tallied with the Chinese Culture. You should study the history of Buddhism in China, that (if I don't make mistake) entered China in time of Han Dinasty (Emperor Han Ming Ti).
But in general the teaching of Buddhism in China same with the Buddhism in the other countries.
There is a translation of Tripitaka, that preserved in Beijing (Beijing San Chang). One of the scripture: Ullambanapatra Sutra (Yu Lan Pen Cing) influenced the Chinese Culture very much, with the popular Yu Lan Pen (Ullambana Festival).
Many Buddhist Deities have also Chinese name:
Sakyamuni Buddha (Se Cia Mo Ni Fo)
Amitabha Buddha (A Mi Tuo Fo)
Bhaisajyaguru (Yao She Fo)
Avalokitesvara Boddhisatva(Kuan Shi Yin Pusa/ Kuan Tzu Tzai Pusa)
Manjushri Boddhisatva (Wen Shu Shi Li Pusa)
Samantabadra Boddhisatva (Pu Sien Pusa)
Mahastamaprapta Boddhisatva (Ta Si Ce Pusa)
Kshitigarbha Boddhisatva/ Earth Store Boddhisatva (Ti Cang Wang Pusa)
These Great Deities whorsipped also by the Taoist and Confucianist. This is a sample for interaction between traditional religions of China and Buddhism.
Maybe this can help, please forgive me if I make a mistake.
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