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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


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


China

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.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a translation of the section of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on the ecclesiastical history of the Pure Land school of Buddhism in China. It corresponds exactly to the original xylograph ... More


Scripture

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.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a translation of two presentations on the Buddhist Pure Land tradition at the beginning of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō. These are considered to be the primary proof texts (Indian textual ... 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


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


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

Yuki Miyamoto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240500
eISBN:
9780823240548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240500.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This monograph explores the ethics and religious sensibilities of a group of the hibakusha (survivors) of 1945's atomic bombings. Although the atomic bombings of 1945 have been studied from the ... More


Propagation of the Pure Land Teaching and Lineage: India 1

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.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a translation of the section of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on the ecclesiastical history of the Pure Land school of Buddhism in India. It corresponds exactly to the original xylograph ... 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


Colophon to the Bunka Edition

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.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a facsimile (in Japanese) of the 1814 xylograph of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on Pure Land school of Buddhism upon which the translation in Part II is based, Appendix A gives a concordance ... 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


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


Facsimile of the 1814 Xylograph of the Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō

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.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a facsimile (in Japanese) of the 1814 xylograph of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on Pure Land school of Buddhism upon which the translation in Part II is based. Appendix A gives a concordance ... 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


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


Pure Land Ecology: Taking the Supernatural Seriously in Environmental Philosophy

Leah Kalmanson

in Japanese Environmental Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456320
eISBN:
9780190456351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456320.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Pure Land Buddhism uses the term jinen rather than shizen to refer to the supernatural power of Amida’s compassion that facilitates rebirth in the Pure Land. Often dismissed as unreal, irrational, or ... More


Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet

Georgios T. Halkias

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835903
eISBN:
9780824871314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835903.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Pure Land Buddhism as a whole has received comparatively little attention in Western studies on Buddhism despite the importance of “buddha-fields” (pure lands) for the growth and expression of ... 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


Selection from The Koan Exercise

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/9780520268937.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This essay is a long excerpt from Suzuki’s monograph-length study of the Zen koan. It is an examination of the nembutsu practice in Buddhist history and an explication of its meaning and function in ... More


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