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親鸞 1173-1263

Overview
Works: 1,582 works in 2,873 publications in 6 languages and 16,276 library holdings
Genres: Hymns  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sacred books  Poetry  History  Prayers and devotions  Commentaries  Church history 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: BQ8749.S554, 294.3926
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The Kyōgyōshinshō; the collection of passages expounding the true teaching, living, faith, and realizing of the Pure Land by Shinran( Book )

67 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This annotated translation by Daisetz Suzuki (1870-1966) comprises the first four of six chapters of the Kyogyoshinsho, the definitive doctrinal work of Shinran (1173-1262). Shinran founded the Jodo Shin sect of Pure Land Buddhism, now the largest religious organization in Japan. Writing in Classical Chinese, Shinran began this, his magnum opus, while in exile and spent the better part of thirty years after his return to Kyoto revising the text. Although unfinished, Suzuki's translation conveys the text's core religious message, showing how Shinran offered a new understanding of faith through studying teachings before engaging in praxis, rather than the more common and far more limited view of faith in Buddhism as relevant to one just beginning their pursuit of Buddhist truth. Although Suzuki is best known for his scholarship on Zen Buddhism, he took a lifelong interest in Pure Land Buddhism. Suzuki's own religious perspective is evident in his translation of gyo as ''True Living'' rather than the expected ''Practice, '' and of sho as ''True Realizing of the Pure Land'' rather than the expected ''Enlightenment'' or ''Confirmation.'' This book contains the second edition of Suzuki's translation. It includes a number of corrections to the original 1973 edition, long out of print, as well as Suzuki's unfinished preface in its original form for the first time"--
Tannisho : a Shin Buddhist classic by Shinran( Book )

66 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected works of Shinran by Shinran( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shōshin ge : the gāthā of true faith in the Nembutsu by Shinran( Book )

38 editions published between 1881 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannishō : passages deploring deviations of faith by Shinran( Book )

18 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachings of Shinran recorded by Yuien
The essential Shinran : a Buddhist path of true entrusting by Shinran( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned scholar of Shin Buddhism, Alfred Bloom, presents the life and spiritual legacy of Shinran Shonin, the influential religious reformer and founder of Pure Land Buddhism, the most popular school of Buddhism in Japan today. Bloom presents a wide selection of Shinran's essential writings on the key Shin Buddhist idea of "true entrusting" (shinjin) to the Other-Power of Amida Buddha through His Vow to save all sentient beings. The Essentials of Shinran also includes a Foreword by Shin Buddhist scholar Ruben L.F. Habito, a detailed Glossary of Foreign Terms, and a Select Bibliography for Fur
Buddhist psalms by Shinran( Book )

9 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinran said that because we are all defiled by greed, hatred and delusion, we have no chance of gaining enlightenment by ourselves. Many Buddhists at that time felt that the Dharma of the Buddha had declined to such a point that people could not do it themselves anymore, a concept called mappo in Japanese, a Mahayana eschatology that claims that the ability to practice Dharma properly declines over time. Instead the Pure Land School of Buddhism encouraged its practitioners to rely on the vow of the Buddha Amitabha (Sanskrit, Amida in Japanese) to save all beings from suffering. According to three particular sutras Amitabha vowed to ensure that anyone who chanted his name would be reborn in his Pure Land of Sukhavati (Sanskrit, lit. Land of Bliss) and once there would easily be able to gain enlightenment, because they would not be hindered by the problems of day-to-day life. Shinran's innovation in Pure Land Buddhism was to take this teaching to its logical extreme. He taught that awakening to the saving grace of Amida Buddha is the central matter. Continuous chanting of the nembutsu (namu amida butsu) , is not necessary, as Honen, his mentor, had believed. Instead, Shinran taught his followers that the nembutsu should be said as a form of gratitude rather than a way of achieving rebirth in the Pure Land. Faith in Amida Buddha would lead to a deep spiritual awakening, called shinjin, which severs the practitioner forever from birth and death in the world of samsara, and erases karma accumulated through many rebirths. Shinran taught that the advantage of the Path of the Nembutsu can be experienced here and now. This was summed up by Shinran in the four Chinese characters of "Heizei Gojo" which means "Complete the Great Task while alive." Shinran taught that the "Great Task," or the purpose of human life, was to achieve salvation from Amida in this life. Without salvation by Amida in this life there could be no salvation after death, he taught. The arising of shinjin also assures the devotee of birth in the Pure Land, and the attainment of enlightenment there. Another aspect of Shinran's doctrine was the emphasis on gratitude and humility. Thus, Shinran taught that it was important to be humble and thankful for one's life. This gratitude could be expressed through the nembutsu, but also through a general sense of appreciation. Over the course of his life, Shinran read the Complete Sutras five times, and, as stated in his short book "Sho Shin Ge" (True Faith Hymn), he came to the conclusion that Sakyamuni's appearance in this world was for the sole purpose of teaching Amida's Vow. Throughout his life Shinran let it be known that he never taught anything other than what Sakyamuni Buddha taught in the sutras
The jōdo wasan : the hymns on the Pure Land by Shinran( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect freedom in Buddhism : an exposition of the words of Shinran, founder of the Shin sect, the largest Buddhist school in Japan by Tannishō Kenkyūkai( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kyōgyōshinshō : on teaching, practice, faith, and enlightenment by Shinran( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passages on the pure land way : a translation of Shinran's Jōdo monrui jushō by Shinran( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on Once-calling and many-calling : a translation of Shinran's Ichinen-tanen mon'i by Shinran( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on "Essentials of faith alone" : a translation of Shinran's Yuishinshō-monʼi by Shinran( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Shinran : a translation of Mattōshō by Shinran( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true teaching, practice and realization of the pure land way : a translation of Shinran's Kyōgyōshinshō by Shinran( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The private letters of Shinran Shonin by Shinran( Book )

6 editions published between 1946 and 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kōsō wasan = The hymns on the patriarchs by Shinran( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the inscriptions on sacred scrolls : a translation of Shinran's Songō shinzō meimon by Shinran( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinran by Shinran( Book )

22 editions published between 1934 and 1999 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Tannisho : a Shin Buddhist classicTannishō : passages deploring deviations of faith
Alternative Names
Fujiwara, Matsuwakamaru

Fujiwara, Matsuwakamaru, 1173-1263

Gutoku 1173-1262

Gutoku, Shinran

Gutoku Shinran 1173-1262

Gutoku, Shinran, 1173-1263

Han-en 1173-1262

Han-nen 1173-1262

Hanen 1173-1262

Han'nen 1173-1262

Honen Shonin

Honen Shonin, 1173-1263

Kenshin Daishi

Kenshin daishi 1173-1262

Kenshin Daishi 1173-1263

Schinran 1173-1263 Schonin

Schinran Schonin 1173-1263

Shakuku

Shakuku, 1173-1263

Shinran.

Shinran 1173-1262

Shinran 1173-1263 Shōnin

Shinran Gründer der zugehörigen Schule der Jodo Shinshu

Shinran, Gutoku Shaku 1173-1263

Shinran Japanese Buddhist monk

Shinran, Shoji 1173-1263

Shinran, Shonin

Shinran shōnin 1173-1262

Shinran Shōnin 1173-1263

Shiran 1173-1263

Shōnin, Shinran

Shonin, Shinran, 1173-1263

Śin-ran 1173-1263

Sin-ran-gyi 1173-1263

Sinran

Šinran 1173-1263

Šinran Šónin

Šinran Šónin 1173-1263

Thân Loan

Zenshin

Zenshin 1173-1263

Синран

Сінран

شین‌ران

しんらん 1173-1263

シンラン

シンラン 1173-1262

親鷥 1173-1263

親鸞.

親鸞 1173-1262

親鸞 1173-1263

親鸞 1173-1363

親鸞, 1773-1263.

親鸞 日本の鎌倉時代の僧

親鸞聖人 1173-1262

善信

愚禿

愚禿 1173-1262

愚禿親鸞 1173-1262

新鸞 1173-1263

見真

見真大師 1173-1262

Languages
English (228)

Japanese (187)

French (19)

German (6)

Chinese (6)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Tannishō : passages deploring deviations of faithThe essential Shinran : a Buddhist path of true entrustingBuddhist psalmsKyōgyōshinshō : on teaching, practice, faith, and enlightenmentPassages on the pure land way : a translation of Shinran's Jōdo monrui jushōThe prince and the monk : Shōtoku worship in Shinran's Buddhism