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tariki  Term Image (tariki ; 他力) Script Image
(Language:  Japanese)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: literally, "power of the other"
Long Description: (A) literally, "power of the other"; a Buddhist term for forms of spirituality that emphasize the importance of grace or celestial assistance, especially that of the Buddha Amida, as in the Pure Land schools; in contrast to jiriki. (B) Other Power; "The working of the boundless compassion of Amida Buddha, which nullifies all dualistic notions, including constructs of self and other. According to Shinran, ‘Other Power means to be free of any form of calculations (hakarai).’" (Unno)
Source(s): (A) The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity, by Frithjof Schuon, edited by Dr. James S. Cutsinger. (B) Living in Amida’s Universal Vow: Essays in Shin Buddhism, by Alfred Bloom.
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms