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|The Essential Shinran: A Buddhist Path of True Entrusting|
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|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|Dewey Decimal||294.3/926 22|
|LC Classification||BQ8749 .S55213 2007|
The Essential Shinran: A Buddhist Path of True Entrusting is a compilation of passages from the writings and life story of Shinran Shonin. Shinran, who wrote during the Kamakura Period, was a Japanese monk who founded Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, which eventually became the largest Buddhist sect in Japan.
- Shinran’s Life and Legacy
- What Do We Know of Shinran in the Ancient Sources?
- Shinran Interprets Pure Land Teaching.
The book is an attempt to bring Pure Land Buddhism to the attention of a Western audience.
|“||Essential Shinran has the potential to dramatically increase Western appreciation of one of the largest, yet least understood forms of Buddhism. As such, the book ranks among the most important publications on Pure Land Buddhism of the past decade, valuable to scholars and Buddhist practitioners alike.”||”|