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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


Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan

Caitilin J. Griffiths

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824859367
eISBN:
9780824873004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859367.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This study introduces the jishū nuns who participated alongside monks as fellow practitioners—not as wives, daughters, or mothers. They were partners in a Pure Land religious school devoted to ... 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


Introduction

Caitilin J. Griffiths

in Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824859367
eISBN:
9780824873004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824859367.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The jishū, both the individuals and the groups, cannot be understood without considering the surrounding historical setting of the medieval world. The mixed-gender nature of the jishū is unsurprising ... More


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


Zen and Jōdo, Two Types of Buddhist Experience

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/9780520268937.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This essay compares and contrasts two types of Buddhism, Zen and Pure Land. Suzuki uses the Pure Land categories of self-power (jiriki) and other-power (tariki) as a rubric to classify them. He ... 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


The Shin Sect of 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/9780520268937.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is Suzuki’s longest essay on Shin Buddhism, the Pure Land tradition going back to the religious figure Shinran (1173-1262). It elucidates a variety of themes found in Pure Land and Shin ... More


Selections from Japanese Spirituality

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/9780520268937.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This essay is a collection of excerpts from Suzuki’s book Japanese Spirituality (Nihon teki reisei). In it he tries to define the essential nature of religious awareness in Japan and explicates ... 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


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


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