The translations below focus on a short practice called “empowerment of the ox-bezoar,” and are taken from two key Buddhist ritual collections compiled in the Kamakura period (1185–1333). The first passage belongs to the Notes of Kakuzen, compiled by the scholar-monk Kakuzen (1143-?). The second is part of the Collection of Secret Questions and Answers, a compendium written between 1297 and 1299 by the monk Raiyu (1226-1304).
|Title of host publication||Buddhism and Medicine. An Anthology of Premodern Sources|
|Editors||Pierce C. Salguero|
|Number of pages||357|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|