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I have read that Jizo's stick is meant for awakening people. However, I do not know the authenticity of this statement, so I request that someone with the knowledge either make a change on the page or erase this comment. Thank you.
It should be made clear that Ksitigarbha is not the judge of Hell, Yama, which many uninformed Buddhists, Taoists, and those who believe in Chinese folk religion, see Ksitigarbha as.
Bias, much? --Tydaj 16:40, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
I will move the article to Ksitigarbha. The current title Jizo is the Japanese name of the bodhisattva, which is somehow misleading and neglecting its Chinese counterpart.
- Take Bodhisattva for example. We don't put it in Bosatsu or Pusa because Bodhisattva is what it is called in its place of origin. -- G.S.K.Lee 29 June 2005 10:18 (UTC)
On a different matter entirely: where is this divine punishment upon the fetus coming from? Spiraling 19:55, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
Too much superstition
I think it needs to be made clear that the information in the section realting to Japan should be labelled as popular beliefs rather than any grounded Buddhist thought. Also, there needs to be greater emphasis on his 'Buddhist' aspect rather than separating the page into the countries he is venerated in. Jmlee369 08:53, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Chinese Buddhism changed to Oriental Buddhism
Many contents in Chinse section are shared by all oriental Mahayana Buddhism in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Korean section is needed but I don't know much about Zizo in Korea. Vapour
This article is full of un-cited claims and weaslism. For example, in the "source" section it says: "Sutra of The Great Vows of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, one of the most popular Mahayana Buddhist sutras." according to who? - jb312
Kṣitigarbha has also often been mistaken by many uninformed Buddhists[who?] to be Xuanzang, the famous Tripitaka master of the Tang Dynasty who made the hazardous journey to the west to seek the Buddhist scriptures, and the basis for the fictional character from the Chinese novel Journey to the West. This is mainly because of the robe and the Five Buddha crown which both are seen to wear.