Buddhist Psalms: Translated from the Japanese of Shinran Shonin

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Shinran said that because we are all defiled by greed, hatred and delusion, we have no chance of gaining enlightenment by ourselves. Many Buddhists at that time felt that the Dharma of the Buddha had declined to such a point that people could not do it themselves anymore, a concept called mappo in Japanese, a Mahayana eschatology that claims that the ability to practice Dharma properly declines over time. Instead the Pure Land School of Buddhism encouraged its practitioners to rely on the vow of the Buddha Amitabha ...

Buddhist Psalms: Translated from the Japanese of Shinran Shonin 2011, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781461178743

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