Lay Buddhism and Spirituality - From Vimalakirti to the Nenbutsu Masters - Michael Pye

Lay Buddhism and Spirituality - From Vimalakirti to the Nenbutsu Masters - Michael Pye

14 Rennyo the Restorer

Lay Buddhism and Spirituality - From Vimalakirti to the Nenbutsu Masters - Michael Pye

Kaneko Daiei
Otani University

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In this chapter, the author analyses the great work which Rennyo Shōnin (1415–1499) achieved during his lifetime was the restoration of Shinshū.2 Through it he brought the Shin teaching to the people, a mission he undertook not only to bring prosperity to the Honganji lineage, but also to spread the spirit of the Founder, Shinran Shōnin (1173–1262), throughout the land. It is for this reason that he is revered as the reincarnation of the Founder.

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Daiei, Kaneko. 14 Rennyo the Restorer. Lay Buddhism and Spirituality - From Vimalakirti to the Nenbutsu Masters. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 241 - 258 Jul 2014. ISBN 9781908049155. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=22098. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22098. Jul 2014

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