ESSENTIALS OF JODO SHINSHU
THE ESSENTIALS OF JODO SHINSHU " KYOSHO "
DENOMINATION: Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha
FOUNDER: Shinran Shonin (1173-1262)
BUDDHA: Amida Buddha (Buddha of Immeasurable Light and Life)
SUTRA: The Principal Sutras of Jodo Shinshu are the Three Pure Land Sutras:
1. The Sutra of
the Buddha of Immeasurable Life Delivered by Sakyamuni
Buddha (Bussetsu Muryoju kyo), also known as the Larger
TEACHING: Having awakened to the compassion of Amida Buddha and rejoicing in the assurance of Buddhahood, we shall endeavor to live a life of gratitude and compassionate activity.
TRADITION: The Hongwanji is
a community of people joined together by the joy of
a common entrusting in Amida Buddha. As Jodo Shinshu
we shall seek to be humble and sincere in words and in deeds,
to be responsible citizens of our society and to share
the teachings of Jodo Shinshu.