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The Essential Shinran

Author : Alfred Bloom
ISBN : 9781933316215
Genre : Religion
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Renowned scholar Alfred Bloom presents the life and teachings of Shinran Shonin, the founder of Shin (or Pure Land) Buddhism, the most populist form of Buddhism in Japan, drawing extensively on the writings of this influential Japanese religious reformer.
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Shinran S Kyogyoshinsho

Author : Shinran
ISBN : 9780199863105
Genre : Religion
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This annotated translation by Daisetz Suzuki (1870-1966) comprises the first four of six chapters of the Kyogyoshinsho, the definitive doctrinal work of Shinran (1173-1262). Shinran founded the Jodo Shin sect of Pure Land Buddhism, now the largest religious organization in Japan. Writing in Classical Chinese, Shinran began this, his magnum opus, while in exile and spent the better part of thirty years after his return to Kyoto revising the text. Although unfinished, Suzuki's translation conveys the text's core religious message, showing how Shinran offered a new understanding of faith through studying teachings before engaging in praxis, rather than the more common and far more limited view of faith in Buddhism as relevant to one just beginning their pursuit of Buddhist truth. Although Suzuki is best known for his scholarship on Zen Buddhism, he took a lifelong interest in Pure Land Buddhism. Suzuki's own religious perspective is evident in his translation of gyo as ''True Living'' rather than the expected ''Practice,'' and of sho as ''True Realizing of the Pure Land'' rather than the expected ''Enlightenment'' or ''Confirmation.'' This book contains the second edition of Suzuki's translation. It includes a number of corrections to the original 1973 edition, long out of print, as well as Suzuki's unfinished preface in its original form for the first time.
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The Essential Teachings Of Buddhism

Author : Kerry Brown
ISBN : IND:30000027413669
Genre : Buddhism
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This anthology explains the history, theology and spirituality of the ancient religion of Buddhism. The volume contains daily readings from Buddhist texts and commentaries which explain to non-Buddhist readers the fundamental ideas of the religion.
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Shinran S Conversion In The Light Of Paul S Conversion

Author : Sadami Takayama
ISBN : 8876528628
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Shinran (1173-1262) is the founder of the Jodo Shinshu (or True Pure Land Sect) which is said to have over thirteen million believers today. The life of Shinran was that of a pilgrim in which he gradually deepened and purified his faith in Amida Buddha. His life was marked by conversion(s), which he had existentially experienced. In studying the texts dealing with Shinran's conversion and Paul's conversion, the author has employed the hermeneutic approach taken up by Luis Alonso Schokel, Paul Ricoeur, Hans-George Gadamer and others. The originality of this work consists in its reading of the Buddhist and Christian texts, by following the hermeneutic approach, in order to discover some structural similarities between the two conversions.
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Understanding Shinran

Author : Hee-Sung Keel
ISBN : 0895819384
Genre : Religion
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Understanding Shinran offers a sensitive and balanced examination of the life and teachings of the founder of Pure Land Buddhism. The author shows how the ongoing drama of salvation through the grace of Amida -- a mutual engagement of form and the formless, of ignorant humans and the awakened Buddha -- can be read as a message of hope by Buddhists and Christians alike.
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Pure Land Buddhism Shinran S Devotional Path To Enlightenment

Author : Roy Melvyn
ISBN : 9781105294464
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At the heart of Shin (Pure Land) Buddhist teaching lies a vision of true reality as alive with wisdom and compassion, working to bring all beings to the highest fulfillment of human life, the attainment of Buddhahood. Shinran teaches that this activity manifests itself as Amida Buddha, who resolved to save all beings by bringing into his Pure Land, the realm of enlightenment, all who say his Name, entrusting themselves to his Vow. He thus performed practices for long eons and fulfilled this Vow, so that his Name, Namu Amida Butsu, came to resound throughout the universe, awakening all beings to the reality of great compassion. Interestingly, in the end, Pure Land and the more traditional Zen share the primary framework of removing the individual as the central point out from which all else is referred.
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The Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition Volume 2

Author : Alfred Bloom
ISBN : 9781936597383
Genre : Religion
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This second volume of passages gathered from the leading monks and teachers of the Pure Land, or Shin, school of Buddhist teaching focuses on religious practice. Extending from the foundational texts and first interpreters in the 4th century, to Rennyo in the 15th century, Professor Bloom’s selections trace the development of Shin Buddhist teaching from monastic visualization practices to the widely popular path to salvation through faith in, and recitation of, the name of Amida Buddha. Volume 2 features a foreword by Kenneth K. Tanaka and an introduction by renowned scholar and editor, Alfred Bloom, whose selected passages have been arranged topically for easy reference on issues of Pure Land teaching. The key interpreters featured are the Seven Great Teachers from India, China, and Japan (Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu; T’an-luan, Tao-ch’o, Shan-tao; Genshin, Honen), selected as doctrinal authorities by Shinran (1173-1263), the founder of the Japanese Pure Land sect.
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The Prince And The Monk

Author : Kenneth Doo Lee
ISBN : 0791470229
Genre : Religion
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How Shinran, a seminal figure in Pure Land Buddhism, was guided by a vision of Shoμtoku, the imperial prince who was both a political and religious figure.
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Essential Teachings

Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
ISBN : 9781556431920
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The teachings of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, are presented in two parts: "The Path of the Bodhisattva," concerning "the mind of awakening;" and "The Key of Madhyamika," specifically addressing the Western practitioner. Original. IP.
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Author : Alfred Bloom
ISBN : UVA:X000446115
Genre : Religion
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Kyoto A Cultural Guide

Author : John H. Martin
ISBN : 9781462908172
Genre : Travel
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Children turned emperor, emperors turned priest, and priests turned poet are just a few of the colorful characters described in Kyoto: A Cultural Guide. The fascinating facts, larger-than-life characters and grand events described within offer abundant proof that, more than just a treasure house of shrines and temples, Kyoto is indeed one of the most enticing cities in the world. For example, Benkei, an eight-foot-tall monk with a wildly combative nature, was defeated on the Gojo Bridge by a voting warrior who had received his training in swordsmanship from a tengu goblin. Benkei's defeat is memorialized at Kyoto's Kiyomizu-dera temple in the form of an oversize iron staff and gela created by a blind blacksmith. Oishi entered into a life of debauchery at the lchiriki tea house in Gion with the sole intention of avenging the disgrace of his former master. After gathering together 46 other samurai, he exacted his revenge. Thus the tale of The Forty Seven Ronin was born. A guidebook to 14 walking tours, Kyoto: A Cultural Guide is also a kaleidoscopic reference and resource book certain to please long-term residents and first-time travelers.
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Wisdom Of The East

Author : Shinran Shonin
ISBN : 1482073714
Genre : Religion
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It is a singular fact that though many of the earlier Buddhist Scriptures have been translated by competent scholars, comparatively little attention has been paid to later Buddhist devotional writings, and this although the developments of Buddhism in China and Japan give them the deepest interest as reflecting the spiritual mind of those two great countries. They cannot, however, be understood without some knowledge of the faith which passed so entirely into their life that in its growth it lost some of its own infant traits and took on others, rooted, no doubt, in the beginnings in India, but expanded and changed as the features of the child may be forgotten in the face of the man and yet perpetuate the unbroken succession of heredity. It is especially true that Japan cannot be understood without some knowledge of the Buddhism of the Greater Vehicle (as the developed form is called), for it was the influence that moulded her youth as a nation, that shaped her aspirations, and was the inspiration of her art, not only in the written word, but in every art and higher handicraftsmanship that makes her what she is. Whatever centuries may pass or the future hold in store for her, Japan can never lose the stamp of Buddhism in her outer or her spiritual life.The world knows little as yet of the soul of Mahayana Buddhism, though much of its outer observance, and for this reason a crucial injustice has been done in regarding it merely as a degraded form of the earlier Buddhism—a rank off-shoot of the teachings of the Gautama Buddha, a system of idolatry and priestly power from which the austere purity of the earlier faith has passed away.The truth is that Buddhism, like Christianity, in every country where it has sowed its seed and reaped its harvest, developed along the lines indicated by the mind of that people. The Buddhism of Japan differs from that of Tibet as profoundly as the Christianity of Abyssinia from that of Scotland—yet both have conserved the essential principle.Buddhism was not a dead abstraction, but a living faith, and it therefore grew and changed with the growth of the mind of man, enlarging its perception of truth. As in the other great faiths, the ascent of the Mount of Vision reveals worlds undreamed, and proclaims what may seem to be new truths, but are only new aspects of the Eternal. Japanese Buddhists still base their belief on the utterances of the Buddhas, but they have enlarged their conception of the truths so taught, and they hold that the new flower and fruit spring from the roots that were planted in dim ages before the Gautama Buddha taught in India, and have since rushed hundred-armed to the sun. Such is the religious history of mankind, and Buddhism obeys its sequence.
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Author : Alfred Bloom
ISBN : IND:39000001300917
Genre : Philosophy
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Shinranism In Mahayana Buddhism

Author : Takeichi Takahashi
ISBN : UCAL:$B110154
Genre : Buddhism
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Discusses the principles of kyo, gyo, shin, shyo, tannisho, and Shinranism.
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Bukkyo Tozen

Author : Terry Watada
ISBN : WISC:89059489914
Genre : Shin (Sect)
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