Historical Who is Who

SHINRAN

1173 - 1262
Japan
PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION

 

Founder of Japanese Buddhist movement known as True Pure Land (Jodo Shinshu). Instead of thinking that his own devotional efforts would bring him the enlightenment, he came to believe that the illuminary source is already there for everyday recognition. It comes graciously from Amida Buddha and becomes in turn the resource and incentive to live caringly for others.

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