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Jodo Shinshu Honganji School Overview

Sect name: Jodo Shinshu

Founder:Shinran Saint

Sect: Jodo Shinshu Honganji sect

Motoyama:Ryukokuzan Honganji Temple (Nishi Honganji Temple)

Principal image:Amida Nyorai(Namu Amida Butsu)

Holy Scripture:

BuddhaThe Tathagata preached,Pure Land Three Sutras

Buddhist theory of the Infinite Life Sutra

Buddhism view of immeasurable life sutra

Buddha's Amida Sutra

Main religious texts written by the founder of the sect, Shinran Shonin

teaching certificate”(“True belief Buddhist verse"including)

Jodo Wasan

High priest Wasan

Seizo Suewasan

The founder of Chukoh Rennyo Shonin's letter

Your writing


He is blessed with faith through the power of the original vow of Amida Tathagata, lives a life of reciting the Nembutsu, and when his ties to this world end, he is born in the Pure Land and becomes a Buddha, and returns to the world of confusion to edify people.


Guided by the teachings of Shinran Shonin, we listen to the will of Amida Nyorai, pray the Nembutsu, constantly reflect on ourselves, and live a life of gratitude and gratitude without relying on the prayers of this world, filled with regret and joy.


This sect is a sect of people who gather to pray to the teachings of Shinran Shonin and to say the Nembutsu, and it is a sect that conveys the wisdom and compassion of Amida Tathagata to people. By doing so, we will contribute to the realization of a society where people can live a fulfilling life for themselves and others.

What is Jodo Shinshu?

``Okase-sama'' was preached by Buddha, who was born in India about 2,500 years ago, and was passed down across eras and regions to Shinran Shonin, expressing gratitude for Amida Buddha's wish to ``save all life.'' This is the teaching of

Shinran Shonin summarized the process by which Amida Buddha's wishes were transmitted to future generations in his ``Kyogyoshinsho,'' which includes ``Sure Belief Butsuka.'' ​

Thanks to Saint Rennyo and many others, this wish has reached even the ``me'' living today.


What is Amida Buddha?

``Amitabha'' is a word derived from the Indian word ``Amitava Amitayus,'' which means ``boundless light and boundless life.''

``Light'' represents space, and ``life'' represents time, and is a word that represents infinite space and time.

"Buddha" is also a combination of Chinese characters from the Indian word "Buddha", meaning "one who has awakened to the truth", but "Amitabha Buddha" is not a single person, but a person who transcends time and space. I accept this as the truth itself.


What is Nenbutsu (Namu Amida Butsu)?

``Namu'' is a kanji applied to the Indian word ``namoo'', which means ``to respect with care,'' and its meaning in kanji is ``return to life.'' This is a word of gratitude to Amida Buddha, who took the vow to ``save all life.''


​What is True Belief Buddhist Verse (Seishin Verse)?

This is a poem written by Shinran Shonin about 800 years ago.

This book describes the joy that Amida Buddha's wish to ``save all life'' expressed by Buddha, who was born in India, reached Shinran thanks to the guidance of seven high priests from India, China, and Japan. It is being

Approximately 550 years ago, Rennyo Shonin was established as a ritual to sing together with Wasan (Japanese poems composed by Shinran Shonin) at Yoshizaki Gobo, and it has been passed down to the present day.


What is the Three Pure Land Sutras?

​This is a sutra that expresses the wishes of Amida Buddha, and was chosen from among many by Honen Shonin, the teacher of Shinran Shonin.


These are the words of Buddha in response to a question from his disciple Anan, who asked him, ``Today, Buddha looks even more precious and shining than usual. Why?''

It tells a story from a long time ago, before Amida Buddha became a Buddha, when he was a bodhisattva called Hozo.

Dharma Bodhisattva met his master, the Universal King Buddha, fulfilled his vow to become a Buddha, and became Amida Buddha, the one who saves all life.

It shows Amida Buddha's 48 wishes, which are the basis of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, and explains the basis for salvation in the name (Namu Amida Buddha).


From the story of the tragedy between a father and son, known as the ``Tragedy of Wangsha Castle'', in which the prince planned to imprison the king's father and starve him to death, the king's wife Vaidexi, who was his wife's wish, created a world of paradise. It shows you how to envision and draw the Pure Land and Amida Buddha.

It is said that no matter how sinful something is, it is born into the Pure Land by the prayer of Amida Buddha (Nenbutsu).


These are the words of Buddha to his disciple Shariputra, and he speaks to his disciple Shariputra 36 times while calling his name ``Sariputra.''

This call makes me feel like the Buddha is telling me the work of Amida Buddha.

It preaches the beautiful scenery of the Pure Land of Paradise and the workings of Amida Buddha, who resides in paradise, and it is said that countless Buddhas from all directions of the universe praise Amida Buddha.

​It is said that if you pray sincerely, Amida Buddha will come to pick you up from the Pure Land as soon as your life ends, and it is recommended to do so.

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