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Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan$
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Robert F. Rhodes

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780824872489

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824872489.001.0001

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Genshin and Pure Land Buddhism

Genshin and Pure Land Buddhism

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(p.126) Chapter Six Genshin and Pure Land Buddhism
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Genshin's Ojōyōshū and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan
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Robert F. Rhodes

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824872489.003.0007

This chapter takes up Genshin’s involvement with Pure Land Buddhism after he secluded himself in Yokawa. It first discusses Genshin’s Byakugō kanbō, his first (albeit extremely short) work on contemplating Amida, written just shortly after he turned to the Pure Land faith. Then it provides a brief outline of the Ōjōyōshū. Finally, the chapter ends with a lengthy analysis of the Nijūgo zanmaie, a Pure Land association in which Genshin took a leading role.

Keywords:   Yokawa, Byakugō kanbō, Nijūgo zanmaie, Pure Land association

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