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Asura’s Harp: Engagement with Language as Buddhist Path (review)

Asura’s Harp: Engagement with Language as Buddhist Path (review) BOOK REVIEWS dynamics involved when a person's psyche meets with the soul in an "interior God place" (p. 125), and further exploration of the difficulties of embracing our own human weaknesses in the work of living in the here and now. We Walk the Path Together is recommended to those who are intentional about their spiritual journey. The book is easy to read and deeply moving, because the book touches the core of our being. Seung Hee Kang University of St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology notes 1. Ann Belford Ulanov, Finding Space: Winnicott, God and Psychic Reality (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001), 4. 2. See Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching; A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way, trans. Ursula K. Le Guin (Boston & London: Shambala, 1998), 8. ASURA'S HARP: ENGAGEMENT WITH LANGUAGE AS BUDDHIST PATH. By Dennis Hirota. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag, 2006. 156 pp. In Asura's Harp, Hirota focuses on the Pure Land Buddhist thought of Shinran (1173­ 1263), the founder of Jödo Shinshö school and one of the major figures of Japanese Buddhism. I believe Hirota's main argument of the book is succinctly expressed on its back cover blurb: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Asura’s Harp: Engagement with Language as Buddhist Path (review)

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BOOK REVIEWS dynamics involved when a person's psyche meets with the soul in an "interior God place" (p. 125), and further exploration of the difficulties of embracing our own human weaknesses in the work of living in the here and now. We Walk the Path Together is recommended to those who are intentional about their spiritual journey. The book is easy to read and deeply moving, because the book touches the core of our being. Seung Hee Kang University of St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology notes 1. Ann Belford Ulanov, Finding Space: Winnicott, God and Psychic Reality (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001), 4. 2. See Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching; A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way, trans. Ursula K. Le Guin (Boston & London: Shambala, 1998), 8. ASURA'S HARP: ENGAGEMENT WITH LANGUAGE AS BUDDHIST PATH. By Dennis Hirota. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag, 2006. 156 pp. In Asura's Harp, Hirota focuses on the Pure Land Buddhist thought of Shinran (1173­ 1263), the founder of Jödo Shinshö school and one of the major figures of Japanese Buddhism. I believe Hirota's main argument of the book is succinctly expressed on its back cover blurb:

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 14, 2008

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