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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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The Life and Thought of Gyōnen

The Life and Thought of Gyōnen

From Precepts to Pure Land

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(p.51) 3 The Life and Thought of Gyōnen
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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.003.0003

This chapter and the next critically consider the figure of Gyōnen himself, as this is the first study of this Buddhist master outside Japan. Chapter 3 presents an overview of the life and career of Gyōnen based on the earliest known biographical material, most of which was collated in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. An outline is given of the available biographical sources, and this is followed by a biographical summary.

Keywords:   bibliographies, biographies, Buddhism, Buddhist history, Gyōnen, Japan

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