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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


Mrs. Yasuda and Mr. Yasuda: Manufacturer’s Widow and Manufacturer’s Mother: Manufacturer, Manufacturer’s Son, and Manufacturer’s Father

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

At the time of the interview, Mrs. Yasuda Toshie still worked eight hours a day in the Yasuda Tsuzure Company. The Yasuda Company was turned into a corporation after World War II, but continues to be ... 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


Writings from the Kōbō Years (1930–1933)

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/9780824856328.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores Yasuda's writings from the formation of the Kōbō Academy for Advancing the Dharma in 1930. The repression of Kaneko's and Soga's views in the late 1920s caused the founding ... 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


“Humans as Bodhisattvas” (1962)

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/9780824856328.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents a translation of the 1962 essay, “Humans as Bodhisattvas.” As explained in the previous chapter, in the lecture “A Name but Not a Name Alone,” Yasuda had clarified the meaning ... More


“The Homeland of Existence” (1964)

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/9780824856328.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter recounts another essay, “The Homeland of Existence,” published two years after “Humans as Bodhisattvas,” in 1964. The essay explores the theme of the deep human longing for a homeland ... More


“Fundamental Vow, Fundamental Word” (1972)

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/9780824856328.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores the 1972 essay, “Fundamental Vow, Fundamental Word.” This essay brings together many of the themes that Yasuda had lectured and written about for decades—the deep connection ... 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


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