台灣大百科全書

Canon of Collected Virtues
《德藏經》 中文版本

Classification:Religion > Introduction to Scripture > Folk Religion Organizations
Contributor: Liu Wenxing
Preface of The External Dyana Music

Preface of The External Dyana Music

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An Explanation of the Scripture of Enlightened Understanding,
The External Dyana Music

An Explanation of the Scripture of Enlightened Understanding, The External Dyana Music

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An Explanation of the Scripture of Enlightened Understanding,
The External Dyana Music

An Explanation of the Scripture of Enlightened Understanding, The External Dyana Music

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systematic table of contents of Canon of Collected Virtues

systematic table of contents of Canon of Collected Virtues

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Caption:Collected scriptures Part One Collected scriptures of Heavenly Virtue Volume One: The Holy Scripture of Overflowing Brilliant Awareness Volume Two: The Scripture of Buddha Expounding the Illuminated Way Volume Three: The Scripture of Buddha Expounding t

A compilation of the scriptures of the Heavenly Virtue Sect (天德教). In the winter of 1984, Qin Shude (秦淑德) began the analysis of Ming Zun-zhu's concept of Confucian nobles, further classifying the scriptures of the Heavenly Virtue Sect. In the summer of 1986, the work was officially published by the Twenty-Character Sacred Hall (念字聖堂) in Tainan (臺南).

The contents of the text can be divided into 4 types: (1) collected scriptures: true scriptures, admonishments, and repentances of the saints; (2)collected laws: regulations related to religious commandments and regulations related to religious institutions; (3) collected theology: questions and answers related to scripture, explanation and discussion of the scriptures; (4) conduct: how temples should be run, religious habits practiced, recorded and funds raised.

The collected scriptures total 4 scriptures in 1 volume: in order, The Holy Scripture of Overflowing Brilliant Awareness (無上彌羅明覺聖經), The Scripture of Buddha Expounding the Illuminated Way (佛說明道經), The Scripture of Buddha Expounding the Great Unities (佛說大同經), and The Scripture of Buddha Awakening the World (佛說覺世經). The collected laws total 7 scriptures in 2 volumes, 4 in the first: The Grand Rules of the Sect of Heavenly Virtues (德教宏規), The Guide to Practice (修持指南), The Guide to Going into the World (成世指南), True Words Regarding the Concepts (念字真言). The second volume contains A Prana Sovereign Discusses the Scriptures (一?宗主談經), which is divided into 3 scriptures. The theology collection contains 3 volumes and 12 scriptures, the first 4 of which are A Philosophical Discussion of Religion (宗教哲學論), An Explanation of the 10 Great Verses of Willpower (十大願力詞句解), Buddha's Explanation of the Living Scripture of Past Injustice (佛說解冤往 生經句解), Buddha Expounds the Collected Scriptures (佛說群經釋義): the middle 4 are: An Explanation of the Scripture of Enlightened Understanding (明覺經句解), and the latter 4 are A Detailed Interpretation of the Sect of Heavenly Virtue (德教闡微). There are a total of 6 scriptures on conduct, of which the first 4 are The Complete Collection of Truth About Kings and Confucian Nobles (王笛卿夫子寫真全集), An Interpretation of the Formless Needle Points of the Confucian Nobles (王笛卿夫子無形鍼穴解說), The Overflowing Association of Scholars (彌羅法會), and The Essentials of Examining the Work of Propagating the Heavenly Virtue (德門宗傳壇務行檢知要), and the latter two are The External Dyana Music (局外禪音).

In order to make them easier to circulate, all of the scriptures found in the Canon of Collected Virtue (德藏經) have often been published separately. In many of these scriptures, The True Scripture of Avoiding Disaster and Seizing Longevity (挽災救劫延壽真經), The True Scripture of Golden Illumination (金光明真經), and The True Scripture of Buddha Discussing Great Unity (佛說大同真經, often named The Scripture of Buddha Discussing Great Unity [佛說大同經] ) are the most often used, and are often recited when religious meetings are in session. Depending on the nature of the meeting, the number of times the scripture is read and the precise content of the scriptures changes, as well as the emphasis, while at the same time combining them with other scriptures of the sect.

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Chinese Keyword
王笛卿 , 念(廿)字真言 , 念字聖堂

English Keyword
Wang Diqing , Twenty-character true words , Twenty-character Sacred Hall

References

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Extended Reading

  1. Hsiao, Changming. (1986). De zang jing [德藏經]. Tainan: Jue ming za zhi she.