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The Origins and Development of Pure Land BuddhismA Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho$
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Mark L. Blum

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195125245

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019512524X.001.0001

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Forging an Historical Identity for Pure Land Buddhism

Forging an Historical Identity for Pure Land Buddhism

As Gyōnen Saw It

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(p.21) 2 Forging an Historical Identity for Pure Land Buddhism
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The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism
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Mark L. Blum (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019512524X.003.0002

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 two discuss the history of the Pure Land Teaching, and Hōnen's disciples. Next, the absence from the Genrushō of four men influential in the Pure Land movement of the time (Shinran, Genchi, Ippen, and Seikaku) is addressed, and Shinran is selected as an example for further discussion of the reasons for omission. The last section discusses the perspective taken by Gyōnen to the Japanese Pure Land school in the Genrushō.

Keywords:   Buddhism, Buddhist history, Genrushō, Gyōnen, Hōnen, Japan, Pure Land school of Buddhism, Shinran

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