Shinran's Kyogyoshinsho: The Collection of Passages Expounding the True Teaching, Living, Faith, and Realizing of the Pure L by Daisetz Teitaro SuzukiShinran's Kyogyoshinsho: The Collection of Passages Expounding the True Teaching, Living, Faith, and Realizing of the Pure L by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

Shinran's Kyogyoshinsho: The Collection of Passages Expounding the True Teaching, Living, Faith…

byDaisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Sengaku MayedaIntroduction byMark Blum

Hardcover | September 19, 2012

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This annotated translation by Daisetz Suzuki (1870-1966) comprises the first four of six chapters of the Kyogyoshinsho, the definitive doctrinal work of Shinran (1173-1262). Shinran founded the Jodo Shin sect of Pure Land Buddhism, now the largest religious organization in Japan. Writing in Classical Chinese, Shinran began this, his magnum opus, while in exile and spent the better part of thirty years after his return to Kyoto revising the text. Although unfinished, Suzuki's translation conveys the text's core religious message, showing how Shinran offered a newunderstanding of faith through studying teachings before engaging in praxis, rather than the more common and far more limited view of faith in Buddhism as relevant to one just beginning their pursuit of Buddhist truth. Although Suzuki is best known for his scholarship on Zen Buddhism, he took a lifelong interest in Pure Land Buddhism. Suzuki's own religious perspective is evident in his translation of gyo as 'True Living' rather than the expected 'Practice,' and of sho as 'True Realizing of the Pure Land'rather than the expected 'Enlightenment' or 'Confirmation.' This book contains the second edition of Suzuki's translation. It includes a number of corrections to the original 1973 edition, long out of print, as well as Suzuki's unfinished preface in its original form for the first time.
Translated by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki with a Foreword by Sengaku Mayeda of Shinshu Otani-ha Higashi Honganji, Japan, and Introduction by Mark Blum, a Professor of Japanese Religion at SUNY Albany, Japan. Author of numerous books about Zen Buddhism (deceased)
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Title:Shinran's Kyogyoshinsho: The Collection of Passages Expounding the True Teaching, Living, Faith…Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of IllustrationsSengaku Mayeda, Supervisor: Editorial ForewordChronologyMark L. Blum: Introduction to the D.T. Suzuki Translation of Shinran's KyogyoshinshoTranslator's IntroductionThe Forty-Eight PrayersThe Forty-Eight PrayersThe Prayers Summarized (Jusei-ge)Vasubandhu's Gatha on a Birth [in the Pure Land] (Gansho-ge)D.T. Suzuki: The KyogyoshinshoPreface[I] The True Teaching[II] The True Living[III] The True FaithPrefacePart OnePart Two[IV] The True RealizingHiroyuki Honda: AfterwordNotes and Sources of QuotationsGlossarySelected Bibliography on Shin Buddhism in Western LanguagesIndex