Benchō(弁長, June 20, 1162 – March 16, 1238), is considered the second patriarch of the main Chinzei branch of the Jōdo-shū sect of Japanese Buddhism, after Hōnen. He is often called by another name: Shōkōbō Benchō (聖光房弁長) or just Shōkō. According to biographies, he first ordained as a priest of the Tendai sect at the age of fourteen, and entered Enryaku-ji temple in 1183. He first met Hōnen in 1197. Later, after Hōnen and many of his followers were exiled in 1207, Shōkō was exiled on the island of Kyūshū and taught the practice of the nembutsu there.
Unlike other disciples of Hōnen, Shōkō favored studying the more traditional Buddhist paths along with the Pure Land path. He also criticized the interpretations by other disciples of Hōnen, particularly Kōsai and Shōkū, who emphasized the nembutsu over other practices. However, unlike Chōsai, his teachings still emphasized repeated recitations of the nembutsu as the primary practice in Jōdo-shū. In the spectrum of followers of Hōnen, Benchō balances faith in the nembutsu with acceptance of other practices leading to rebirth in the Pure Land of Amida Buddha.
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At one stage, Sabourin was sitting beside Auston Matthews on the bench, calling to mind their comical exchange in the 2019 pre-season when Sabourin was being a pest for Ottawa and Matthews made a point of coming over to read his sweater surname to mock the minor leaguer.
And the long list truly shows the diversity among comics publishers, and how deep the bench is of imprints that are putting out good work, from the usual suspects like D&Q, Abrams and Fantagraphics to newcomers like TKO and StreetNoise – both represented in the Top Ten ... — ALAGraphic Novels & Comics RT (@libcomix) February 15, 2021.
Rui Patricio felt the cold of the West Midlands air as he was comically seen covering his full body with a blanket on the bench while watching his Wolves side in action ... Rui Patricio felt the cold of the West Midlands air as he was comically seen covering himself up with a blanket while watching Wolves in action.
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The Madhya Pradesh High Court, IndoreBench on Thursday dismissed bail applications filed by comedian Munawar Faruqui and co-accused Nalin Yadav who were arrested on January 2 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments during their comic show. A single bench Justice Rohit Arya said that “no case is made out for grant of bail” ... .
It featured reserves who weren't even expected to be in the original rotation suddenly being forced into major roles, at times not being able to come off the floor due to a sheer lack of healthy replacements available on the bench. A bad injury situation became worse, then dire, then almost comical.
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... stand-up comic artist KunalKamra for his alleged scandalous tweets against the apex court ... The bench asked the lawyer not to read the alleged contemptuous tweets of the comic artist in the open court, saying they have already gone through Venugopal's letter on the issue.
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A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, RS Reddy and MR Shah will pronounce the orders tomorrow ... The bench asked the lawyer not to read the alleged contemptuous tweets of the comic artist in the court, saying they have already gone through Venugopal's letter on the issue.
Rutgers arrived in Maryland for its Big Ten opener with a No. 19 national ranking, its highest since bell-bottom pants and disco were a thing ... That lofty perch, however, was based more on potential than accomplishment ... Up next ... Rutgers hasn’t had a center as talented as him in a generation, and the fact that he’s coming off the bench is almost comical.
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