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Natural Awakenings

The very essence of the Pure Land practice is what Sensei Hozen Seki would title “The Great Natural Way” Pure Land differs from Zen in many aspects, but the path we choose will help us arrive at the destination of … Continue reading

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How Not to Drink The Poison

Master T’an-luan answered: “Since my wisdom is shallow And I have not yet attained the higher stages of bodhisattvahood, I am incapable, with my powers of mindfulness, Of thinking equally on all lands.” Shinran and Tan Luan realized Pure Land … Continue reading

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“And in the End, the love we make equals the love we take.”

A few years ago my friends mother was deign of Cancer. He was very distraught and in much pain about his beloved mother. As a Buddhist he reached out to other Buddhists to reconcile himself with his mothers death. He … Continue reading

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The True and Real Friend

I had quite an experience lately. I found out something I never knew before. I was looking at my old Kyo Gyo Shin Shu Translation. And I saw something in the book I never saw before. It sad “In Remembrance, … Continue reading

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Ikko-Ikki

Luckily, with better translations, Japanese and Jodo shin Shu history is coming to light. Rennyo lived in very Historic if not storied times. The 8th Monshu, not only had to restore the Honganji, but need to appease political forces. Rennyo … Continue reading

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Rennyo: Confuscious of Jodo Shin Shu

Rennyo certainly paid attention to the behavior of non conflict. He revived the life of a dyeing Jodo shin Shu organization and told his followers abut the relationship between Buddhism and State.. Shintai: The path of Enlightenment and the path … Continue reading

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Rennyo

Rennyo Shonin (1415-1499) is considered the “second founder” of Shin Buddhism. Under his leadership, the Honganji branch grew in size and power, becoming a national organization with great wealth and influence. Rennyo’s success lay in conveying an attractive spiritual message … Continue reading

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