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THE CENTER FOR SHIN BUDDHIST STUDIES
Shinran Bukkyo Center,
Shinshu Otani-ha Higashi Honganji

1.About Higashi Honganji


2.About Us
The Center for Shin Buddhist Studies, established in 2001 in Tokyo, Japan, is a research and interchange institute of the Shinshū Ōtani-ha branch of Shin Buddhism. Its objectives are to explore the causes of suffering in today﹊s world and the ways in which Shinran﹊s thought may be utilized in helping to relieve that suffering. The Center hopes to establish new viewpoints and modes of expression in order to convey the message of Shin Buddhist thought to today﹊s modern people.


3.This Book
’Publication coincides with the 750th Memorial of Shinran.
’It brings together the religious perspectives of two of the most influential religious thinkers in Japanese history: Shinran and D.T. Suzuki.
’Suzuki's newly found and edited introduction appears for the first time
’Glossary offers explanations of 208 terms as rendered by Suzuki, with the complete glossary (289 terms) available in English and Japanese online at the Center for Shin Buddhist Studies

This annotated translation by Daisetz Suzuki (1870-1966) comprises the first four of six chapters of the Kyogyoshinsho, the definitive doctrinal work of Shinran (1173-1262). Shinran founded the Jodo Shin sect of Pure Land Buddhism, now the largest religious organization in Japan.
Writing in Classical Chinese, Shinran began this, his magnum opus, while in exile and spent the better part of thirty years after his return to Kyoto revising the text. Although unfinished, Suzuki's translation conveys the text's core religious message, showing how Shinran offered a new understanding of faith through studying teachings before engaging in praxis, rather than the more common and far more limited view of faith in Buddhism as relevant to one just beginning their pursuit of Buddhist truth.
Although Suzuki is best known for his scholarship on Zen Buddhism, he took a lifelong interest in Pure Land Buddhism. Suzuki's own religious perspective is evident in his translation of gyo as ''True Living'' rather than the expected ''Practice,'' and of sho as ''True Realizing of the Pure Land'' rather than the expected ''Enlightenment'' or ''Confirmation.'' This book contains the second edition of Suzuki's translation. It includes a number of corrections to the original 1973 edition, long out of print, as well as Suzuki's unfinished preface in its original form for the first time.

4.Order the Book
English site:
OXFORD University Press
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Japanese site:
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Amazon.co.jp
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5.About the Glossary
The full edition of the glossary for the new edition of the Kyōgyoshinshō, translated by D. T. Suzuki, is available at this Web site. Click the banner below to access.

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THE CENTER FOR SHINBUDDHIST STUDIES
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