The Ox-Bezoar Consecration (Goo kaji) for Safe Childbirth: Selected Readings from the Shingon Ritual Collections

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuddhism and Medicine. An Anthology of Premodern Sources
EditorsPierce C. Salguero
PublisherColumbia University
Pages351
Number of pages357
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9780231179942
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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