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The Life and Thought of Gyōnen

Mark L. Blum

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780195125245
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833993 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019512524X.003.0003
 The Life and Thought of Gyōnen

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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

Chapter.  8634 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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