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The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Mark L. Blum (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this book, Mark Blum offers a critical look at the thought and impact of the late thirteenth‐century Buddhist historian Gyōnen (1240–1321) and the emergent Pure Land school of Buddhism founded by ... More


The Legacy of Hōnen: Japanese Pure Land Buddhism in the Kamakura Period

Mark L. Blum

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This first chapter looks first at the legacy of Hōnen upon Buddhist Pure Land thought in the Kamakura period in Japan. Hōnen, the founder of the Jōdo school, is given credit for the explosion of ... More


Forging an Historical Identity for Pure Land Buddhism: As Gyōnen Saw It

Mark L. Blum

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at Gyōnen's perspective on Pure Land Buddhism and may be read as a summary of the contents of the Genrushō itself. After an introduction, the chapter has four sections. The first ... More


Japan

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a translation of part of the section of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on the ecclesiastical history of the Pure Land school of Buddhism in Japan, which has been divided into five chapters ... More


Kōsai and the One Nenbutsu

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a translation of part of the section of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on the ecclesiastical history of the Pure Land school of Buddhism in Japan, which has been divided into five chapters ... More


Ryūkan and the Many Nenbutsu

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a translation of part of the section of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on the ecclesiastical history of the Pure Land school of Buddhism in Japan, which has been divided into five chapters ... More


Shōkū and the Seizan Branch

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a translation of part of the section of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on the ecclesiastical history of the Pure Land school of Buddhism in Japan, which has been divided into five chapters ... More


Shōkō and the Chinzei Branch, Chōsai, and Others

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a translation of part of the section of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on the ecclesiastical history of the Pure Land school of Buddhism in Japan, which has been divided into five chapters ... More


Toward an Understanding of Jōkei's Devotion and Practice

James L. Ford

in Jōkei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188141
eISBN:
9780199850976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188141.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores several themes that pervade Jōkei's rather eclectic collection of devotions and practices. These include underlying esoteric Buddhist principles, the fundamental doctrine of ... More


Jōkei, Hōnen, and the Kōfukuji sōjō

James L. Ford

in Jōkei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188141
eISBN:
9780199850976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188141.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines Jōkei's well-known petition to the court (Kōfukuji sōjō) that appealed for a proscription against Hōnen's exclusive (senju) nenbutsu teachings and practice. Although Jōkei's ... More


The Longue Durée of Deathbed Rites

Jacqueline I. Stone

in Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824856434
eISBN:
9780824872984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824856434.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

During the Kamakura period and beyond, deathbed practices spread to new social groups. The ideal of mindful death was accommodated to warriors heading for the battlefield and was incorporated into ... More


Hōnen’s Appropriation of the Ōjōyōshū

Robert F. Rhodes

in Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824872489
eISBN:
9780824875701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872489.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Finally, this chapter takes up how the nenbutsu teaching of the Ōjōyōshū was interpreted by the Kamakura period Pure Land monk Hōnen. Hōnen created a revolution in Japanese Pure Land Buddhism by ... More


The Land in Pure Land

Melissa Anne-Marie Curley

in Pure Land, Real World: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists, and the Utopian Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824857752
eISBN:
9780824873653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824857752.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Polemical accounts suggest that the Western Paradise has traditionally been imagined as a strictly transcendent pocket universe, having no relation to this world. But medieval Pure Land believers ... More


Introduction: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition

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/9780824856328.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter provides a brief historical background of the Shin Buddhist tradition. It pinpoints two Buddhist leaders who advocated an exclusive reliance on the celestial buddha Amida ... More


The Pure Land Tradition

James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds)

in Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835521
eISBN:
9780824870270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835521.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This section provides an overview of the Pure Land tradition and discusses its philosophical significance. Pure Land Buddhism was formulated in China in the sixth and seventh centuries, based on ... More


Relinquishing the Body to Reach the Pure Land: Buddhist Ascetic Suicide in Premodern Japan

Jacqueline I. Stone

in Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious Perspectives on Suicide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190656485
eISBN:
9780190656522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656485.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Premodern Japanese historical and literary sources relate examples of devotees who burned or drowned themselves with the aim of achieving birth after death in a buddha’s pure land. Originally ... More


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