Title

The Tale of Mokuren: A Translation of Mokuren-no-soshi [from the Japanese]

Document Type

Journal Article

Role

author

Standard Number

1534-9810

Journal Title

Buddhist Literature

First Page

120

Last Page

161

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

Translation of a sixteenth-century Japanese version of the story of the Buddha's disciple Mokuren, or Maudgalyayana, who saved his mother from hell, establishing the annual summer festival for saving ancestors that is the central event in the ritual calendar in all of Buddhist East Asia. This version of the legend recasts him as a Japanese prince. --author-supplied description

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