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Kukai and His Major Works

by Yoshito S. Hakeda

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FOREWORD Theodore de Bary,
Preface
Introduction
Part One: Life of Kūkai 13
1. YOUTH 13
2. DAYS OF CRISIS 18
3. RENUNCIATION AND QUEST 24
4. ENCOUNTER WITH MASTER HUI‐KUO 29
5. PERIOD OF TRIAL 34
6. RISE TO EMINENCE 38
7. ABHIṢEKA CEREMONIES AT THE TAKAOSANJI 42
8. FOUNDING OF MT. KŌYA 46
9. THE TŌJI PERIOD 54
10. RETURN TO MT. KŌYA 58
Part Two: Thought of Kūkai 61
1. EXOTERIC BUDDHISM AND ESOTERIC BUDDISM 61
2. ESSENTIALS OF KŪKAI'S ESOTERIC BUDDHIST THOUGHT AND PRACTICE 76
Part Three: Major Works of Kūkai 101
1. INDICATIONS OF THE GOALS OF THE THREE TEACHINGS 101
2. A MEMORIAL PRESENTING A LIST OF NEWLY IMPORTED SUTRAS AND OTHER ITEMS 140
3. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXOTERIC AND ESOTERIC BUDDISM 151
4. THE PRECIOUS KEY TO THE SECRET TREASURY 157
5. ATTAINING ENLIGHTENMENT IN THIS VERY EXISTENCE 225
6. THE MEANINGS OF SOUND, WORD, AND REALITY 234
7. THE MEANINGS OF THE WORD HŪṂ 246
8. THE SECRET KEY TO THE HEART SUTRA 262
Chronological Table 277
Selected Bibliography 281
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