Reminder: MJHW (Online Meeting) on Assassination and Zen Terror - Friday, July 10th

Please join us for the next meeting of the Modern Japan History Workshop on Friday, July 10th at 6 pm JST.  Our presenter this month will be Brian Victoria (Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies), who will present his work on assassination and Zen terror (details below).

This month’s session will be held online through ZOOM, and can be accessed using the following sign-in information:

Re: Seeking information on Buddhism and Mt. Geling 葛嶺 in China.

Dear List Members,

Many thanks to everyone for their comments and suggestions regarding my query. It seems that Geling carries Daoist (via Ge Hong) rather than Buddhist connotations as a place. The only mention in the Buddhist Canon is in the passage that Dan Lusthaus quoted from the Brief Study of the Ancients and Buddhists (Shimin jigu lue 釋氏稽古略, T.2037).

Best Regards
George Klonos

Re: Seeking information on Buddhism and Mt. Geling 葛嶺 in China.

Dear George,

You might want to look at 《釋氏稽古略》T49.2037.833a12-23. It is about a 布氏侍 = 布毛侍 who wants to become a Buddhist monastic. The passage ends:《釋氏稽古略》卷3:「建伽藍於喜鵲寺之東葛嶺之西塢曰招賢(傳燈錄)。」(CBETA, T49, no. 2037, p. 833, a22-23)

best,
Dan

Re: Seeking information on Buddhism and Mt. Geling 葛嶺 in China.

Dear George,

This place name (葛嶺) comes up in an eighteenth-century text (戸隠山代權現縁起, 1736?) I've been working on as shorthand for Katsuragi-san 葛城山, which you'll recognize as En no Gyōja's home turf.

Incidentally, there are Daoist references in this text that construct associations between En and Daoism (particularly 天師道). I'd be curious to hear from others if 葛嶺 doubles as a reference to a Chinese site as well.

Best wishes,

Re: Seeking information on Buddhism and Mt. Geling 葛嶺 in China.

Hello George,

The landmark is Daoist related. In "Ge Ling," there is a Daoist monastery called 抱樸道院, named after Ge Hong's "Bao Pu Zi" 抱樸子.

You may also check "西湖夢尋·葛嶺": “ 葛嶺者,葛仙翁稚川修仙地也。仙翁名洪,號抱樸子,句容人也。從祖葛玄,學道得仙術,傳其弟子鄭隱。洪從隱學,盡得其秘……” (https://www.google.com/books/edition/西湖夢尋/QWMJP8MLW80C?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%E8%A5%BF%E6%B9%96%E6%A2%A6%E5%AF%BB&printsec=frontcover).

I am not expertise in Daoism, but shall you find much more Daoist references
for "抱樸" or "抱樸子."

Hope it helps,
AL

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