2019/04/20

nenbutsu Amida prayer legends

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nenbutsu 念仏 Nembutsu Amida prayer

南無阿弥陀仏 Namu Amida Butsu


source : blogs.yahoo.co.jp/bjdsg450...

. nenbutsu 念仏 Praise Amida ! .
- Introduction -




Amida Buddha -
you smile at life
you smile at death


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. Nenbutsu 念仏 Amida Prayer .
Matsuo Basho wrote a haiku at the grave of
Minamoto no Tomonaga (源朝長) (1144–1160), a Minamoto clan samurai of the late Heian period.

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. Yooshoo Sennin 陽勝仙人 the Immortal Yosho Sennin .
He always came down from the sky to take part of the 不断念仏 fasting and Amida prayer rituals
at Mount Hiezan.


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. Japanese Legends - 伝説 民話 昔話 – ABC-List .



................................................................................. Ehime 愛媛県 
喜多郡 Kita district 内子町 Uchiko

. Misaki ミサキ / 御先 / 御前 / 御崎 the Misaki deity .





................................................................................. Gifu 岐阜県 

. kori Tengu 狐狸天狗 / コリテング fox and tanuki and Tengu .




................................................................................. Nagano 長野県 
飯田市 Iida city

. ryuujin 竜神 /龍神 と伝説 Ryujin, Legends about the Dragon Deity .
Once a young man helped to prepare the food for a funeral reception, when 淵の主 the Lord of the Riverpool came out and lend them to him.
He brought them back the next day and other people also came here to borrow them. But one day a greedy man brought back only half of them and the Lord of the Riverpool became really angry. They recited the Amida Prayer and he calmed down. But since then he never lend the trays and bowls for ritual food.
Maybe the Lord of the Riverpool, in fact the Dragon Deity, had moved to another place.

This legend is know in other parts of Japan.
. Zenwanbuchi 膳椀淵 "river pool for trays and bowls". .



................................................................................. Tokushima 徳島県 

阿波郡 Awa district

. goshiki no hana 五色の花 flowers of five colors .




................................................................................. Tokyo  
Chuo ward

. A pious woman reciting the Amida prayer .
and the 光明真言 Komyo Shingon mantra.

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- reference : Nichibun Yokai Database -
130 念仏 (01)


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. Kōmyō shingon 光明真言 Komyo Shingon Mantra of Light - Legends .

. Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼
Fudo Myo-O Junrei - Fudo Pilgrims - INTRODUCTION .


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1 comment:

Gabi Greve said...

Legend from Okayama 岡山県
備前国 Bizen no Kuni
In Bizen no Kuni there is a dog who recites the Nenbutsu 念仏 Amida Prayer. He stands at the gate of the temple and talks in almost a human voice.
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https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2020/02/harima-kaido.html
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