Sunday, January 15, 2006

Shinran Memorial day

Shinran day. The aniversary of Shinran's death is tomorrow. Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) was born at the close of the Heian period, when political power was passing from the imperial court into the hands of warrior clans. It was during this era when the old order was crumbling, however, that Japanese Buddhism, which had been declining into formalism for several centuries, underwent intense renewal, giving birth to new paths to enlightenment and spreading to every level of society..... read more on Shinran by following this link


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