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The Development of the Pure Land Doctrine in Buddhism

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay Suzuki presents key ideas and themes in Pure Land Buddhism: Amida Buddha, Pure Land paradise, Amida’s vows, sin, nembutsu, self-power (jiriki), and other-power (tariki). He argues that ... More


The Myōkōnin

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This essay is a chapter from Suzuki’s book Japanese Spirituality (Nihon teki reisei). In it he presents the sayings, (along with his analysis) of two Shin Buddhists, Dōshū (d. 1516) of Akao and ... More


Infinite Light

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay Suzuki uses the theme of light to explicate multiple dimensions of Pure Land Buddhism. Amida (or in Sanskrit Amitābha) means infinite light, which is recognized as one characteristic of ... More


Beyond Good and Evil: kōji shigenobu and the true pure land understanding of the atomic bombing

Yuki Miyamoto

in Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240500
eISBN:
9780823240548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240500.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores a Buddhist interpretation of the bombing: the approach of True Pure Land Buddhism (or Shin Buddhism). Hiroshima is characterized by its large population of True Pure Land ... More


Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A collection of newly edited essays on Pure Land Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki, along with an introduction by the editor concerning the intellectual influences on Suzuki’s religious thought and his ... More


Mukaekō: Practice for the Deathbed

Sarah Johanna Horton

in Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832049
eISBN:
9780824869250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832049.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the role of visual imagery in the spread of Pure Land devotion and the reconception of death as a liberative opportunity. This reconception is made possible by the image of ... More


Sayings of a Modern Tariki Mystic

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this essay Suzuki analyzes the sayings of the obscure Shin Buddhist priest Shichiri Gōjun (1835-1900) using the concept of mysticism. He presents Tariki mysticism as a passive state in which one ... More


From Saichi’s Journals

James C. Dobbins and Richard M. Jaffe

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520268937
eISBN:
9780520959620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268937.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This essay is a collection of free verses by the Shin Buddhist myōkōnin Asahara Saichi (1850-1932), which Suzuki translated and attached as an appendix to his book Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist. ... More


“A Name but Not a Name Alone” (1960)

Paul B. Watt

in Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856328
eISBN:
9780824869038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856328.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Yasuda's 1960 lecture, “A Name but Not a Name Alone.” The lecture deals with a subject at the heart of Shin Buddhism—the correct understanding of the name of Amida Buddha. Both ... More


Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

Paul B. Watt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824856328
eISBN:
9780824869038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856328.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The True Pure Land sect of Japanese Buddhism, or Shin Buddhism, grew out of the teachings of Shinran (1173–1262), a Tendai-trained monk. Shinran held that even those unable to fulfill the ... More


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