Interactions with Japanese Buddhism - Explorations and Viewpoints in Twentieth Century Kyōto - Michael Pye

Interactions with Japanese Buddhism - Explorations and Viewpoints in Twentieth Century Kyōto - Michael Pye

17. D.T. Suzuki and Pure Land Buddhism

Interactions with Japanese Buddhism - Explorations and Viewpoints in Twentieth Century Kyōto - Michael Pye

Bando Shojun † [+-]
Otani University
Shojun Bando (1932- 2004) a Japanese scholar, author, editor, and priest who was influential in disseminating information to the West on Shin Buddhism and who is known for his correspondence with Thomas Merton.

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While Pure Land Buddhism was scorned by many, including Conze, it was clear for both Suzuki and the author of this piece, that faith centred on the "Original Vow" of Amida Buddha was a significant trend within the more complex tradition of Mahayana Buddhism as a whole. For them, it is in this shared matrix that the correlation of Shin and Zen Buddhism is able to take place

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Shojun †, Bando. 17. D.T. Suzuki and Pure Land Buddhism. Interactions with Japanese Buddhism - Explorations and Viewpoints in Twentieth Century Kyōto. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 165-170 Nov 2012. ISBN 9781908049193. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28538. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28538. Nov 2012

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