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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... remember)? Or there’s the “Sad Keanu” meme of 2010 – an image of Reeves sitting on a bench, eating a sandwich, looking sad, comically repurposed countless times (in my favourite, he has a cat army).
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It’s the open-air bookshelves and palm trees standing sentry in the courtyard ...It's the long-standing traditions, like selling some books on the honor system ... “I'd go sit on a little bench around the oak tree and read my comics,” she recalls ... .. ... ...
I write in response to the May 14 article, “Swimsuit battle in the Carolinas.” ... We sat with our toes dangling in the water and watched locals arrive ... But Mr ... Rock comic books?. Finally, he seemed to relent and sat down with me on a mess hall bench ... B.K ... .
Despite managing to avoid getting into a conflict with the Dutch supporters in Alkmaar, the fan came away with a self-inflicted bruise after stepping on a bench seat which shot up and comically hit him in the face.
Only one person can fit on the bench in Basingstoke, Hampshire (Picture... A tiny ‘half bench’ was installed by a council and locals have already branded it a ‘joke’ ... The bench is comically small and can only fit one person on it.
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It sometimes feels like we’re going to be sorting through the emotional wreckage left by the pandemic for the rest of our natural lives ... But of course this is Britain, in 2023, so we aren’t doing any of that ... Labour’s front-bench battle of the comics.
With just under two minutes remaining in the quarter, Harden was seated on Philly's bench and jumped directly onto the floor to deflect a pass from BonesHyland in the corner ... You can see the comical play below..