Tag Archives: Honen Shonin

On Reciting the Holy Name Clearly or Distractedly

There is no difference between the Holy Name recited with clarity of mind or the Holy Name recited when one is wracked by illusive thoughts. Some people say that reciting the Holy Name when one’s mind is serene, without any … Continue reading

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Master Honen’s Final Statement

Honen Shonin, the founder of the Pure Land school in Japan, opened wide the doors of Buddha Dharma to the entire Japanese society. While many of the established schools had taken a scholastic bent, pursuing rarefied doctrines and complex practices … Continue reading

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