Chapter

Kōsai and the One Nenbutsu

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.003.0010
 Kōsai and the One Nenbutsu

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This is a translation of part of the section of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on the ecclesiastical history of the Pure Land school of Buddhism in Japan, which has been divided into five chapters (Chs. 4–8 of the translation). This chapter, and the following three, all focus on the thought and achievements of the major Pure Land thinkers of the Kakamura period through Gyōnen's eyes, nearly all of whom traced their lineage back to Hōnen. The thinker addressed in this chapter is Kōsai. Extensive footnotes are included.

Keywords: Buddhism; Buddhist history; Genrushō; Gyōnen; Hōnen; Japan; Kōsai; Pure Land school of Buddhism; translations

Chapter.  10317 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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