Collection Patrimoines - Orient
160 pages - mars 2011
The Tannisho is considered today to be one of the finest introductions to the teaching of Shinran (1173-1263), a Japanese Buddhist monk who founded the Jodo-Shinshu (true pure land) school. The tradition of ‘pure land’ – sometimes called Amidism — is the most widespread form of Buddhism in Asia, but it remains little known in the West, in spite of the obvious popularity of Zen or Tibetan Buddhism. The teaching of Shinran was revolutionary in many ways, because it offers everyone— even the most lowly— the possibility to break free of their suffering more easily than in earthly life, by being born into their next life close to a Buddha — known as Amida — and experiencing awakening with him in his ‘pure land’. The object of various interpretations throughout the centuries, especially in China and in Japan, the doctrine of the Pure Land was reformulated by Shinran into teaching which made people compare him to Luther, because of his insistence on faith. Often presented through second hand sources, his teaching is made accessible here through original texts, so that the French-speaking reader can appreciate it directly and enjoy its true qualities.
- Dimensions : 145x235x12
- ISBN : 9782204093781
- Poids : 260 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Jérôme Ducor