The eccentric Bankei has lengthy been an underground hero on this planet of Zen. At a time whilst Zen used to be changing into overly formalized in Japan, he under pressure its relevance to way of life, insisting at the value of naturalness and spontaneity.
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He was accompanied by the Silla monk Kaktŭk, who returned to his homeland after studying Buddhism in China. 24 Although these reports emphasize contact with the Chinese Southern dynasties, influences from the Northern dynasties were greater. Lavish patronage of the Buddhist church was also a key component of Chinhŭng’s rule. After sighting a yellow dragon on an auspicious site where he had planned to build a palace, he set aside the land and established Hwangnyong Monastery in 553. 26 This dharma assembly was held under the direction of the monk Hyer- Buddhism and the State in Silla19 yang, who had emigrated from Koguryŏ in 551 when Silla conquered the Han River Basin.
A recent collection of Korean Buddhist images registers nineteen extant Koguryŏ Buddhist images, four of which have been identified as Maitreya. The sampling is too small to present conclusive evidence, but an extant inscription suggests a similar type of combination of the cults of Maitreya and Amitābha. The inscription is carved on the back of a gilt-bronze buddha triad, dated to 571, that was discovered in Koksan County, Hwanghae Province. 11 Although some scholars hold that there was confusion in the understanding of the proper relationship between these two figures,12 the cults of Maitreya and Amitābha were not necessarily mutually exclusive.
Maya puin); and even the names of Chinp’yŏng’s brothers Śuklodana (Pāli Sukkodana, Kor. Paekpan) and Drotodana (Pāli Dhotodana, Kor. 30 Following this method of symbolic reasoning, a son born to King Chinp’yŏng and Queen Maya would correspond to Śākyamuni. Ironically, they had only daughters. Nevertheless, this relationship between the family of the Buddha and the royal Kim family of Silla must have had some effect on the circumstances surrounding the ascension of Queen Sŏndŏk (r. 632–647; given name Tŏngman, Skt.