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Amida Sutra

Pure Land Three SutrasIt is also called Shokyo.

The beautiful scenery of the Pure Land,Amitabha BuddhaIt is said that countless Buddhas from all directions of the universe praise Amida Buddha.

​SincerelyNembutsuIf you have something to do, Amida Buddha will come to pick you up from the Pure Land as soon as your life ends.Nembutsuis recommended.

ohBuddhais your discipleShariputraIn this short sutra, he calls out his name ``Sariputra'' 36 times.

This call is forBuddhaI feel like you are telling me the workings of Amida Buddha.


Amitabha Buddha

​=Amitabha Tathagata

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

``Light'' represents space, and ``life'' represents time, representing infinite space and time.

``Butsu'' is also a kanji character applied to the Indian word ``Buddha,'' which means ``one who has awakened to the truth.'' However, ``Amitabha Buddha'' is not a real person, but a person who is a figure of time and space. I feel that this is a truth that transcends beyond reality.


All suffering
(I'll go all the way)

Suffering refers to ``heartache caused by things not going the way you want.''

People tend to think about various things in a self-centered, subjective way, thinking, ``This is how I want things to be/should be.''

In Buddhism, this is called "attachment," and it is said that this attachment is the root cause of suffering.

The Buddha said,It teaches me that not everything revolves around me."

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Eitai Sutra

For eternity (eons),Sutrameans that it is conveyed.

Thanks to various relationships that transcend regions and eras, it was established approximately 2,500 years ago.BuddhaThe way of thinking you expressed has been passed down to me even today.

​And for the future, I will be your blessing.Sutrawill be conveyed. ​

Eitai Tsuneyoshi

SutraThis is a donation to pass on the message for many years to come.

  1. ​Donation as an "offering" when holding the Eitai Sutra memorial service at a temple.

  2. Kaibyaku memorial service (Eitai Sutra memorial service2. Generally, donations are made during the funeral, but donations may also be made during the deceased's lifetime. ​


Eitai Sutra memorial service

SutraI am grateful for the various connections that have passed down to where I am today.This is an event to pass on information to the future.

  1. A memorial service held as an ``annual temple event'' related to the deceased.
    I work at Shōonji Temple in April and August.

  2. A memorial service in which the deceased's bereaved family is the host.
    At funerals, a ``Kaibyaku Memorial Service'' is held to signify that the anniversary of the death, first anniversary, third anniversary, etc. is about to begin.



It is to direct one's merits.

In the Jodo Shinshu philosophy, one should not direct one's work to others. I value the feeling of ``Thank you'' that Amida Nyorai's work is extended to me through various connections.

​I feel that I am able to work together thanks to the various encounters I have had.

This merit comes from the request.(Good luck with cancer)

Phrases such as ​ are called Eko-ku and Eko-bun.

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This merit comes from the request.
(Good luck with cancer)

This merit comes from the request.(Good luck with cancer)

All equality(everything)

same spirit of bodhicitta(Dohotsubo Daishin)

paradise after death(Oujo Anrakkoku)


This is a statement from the commentary on the Kanmuryo Sutra by the Chinese high priest Shantao Daishi, and the original translation is as follows.

``What I hope is that this merit (of Amida Buddha) will be applied equally to all lives, and that they will also be able to express their desire to be born in the Pure Land and be reborn in the land of paradise.''

Masanobu-ka, etc., are praised at the end of one's work.EkoIt is used as "Ekou".

Kanmuryoju Sutra

Pure Land Three SutrasIt is also called Kangyō.

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.

And no matter how sinful,Amitabha BuddhaIt is said that one is born into the Pure Land by making a prayer (Nenbutsu).


The origin of the word is "sutta", which means the warp of a textile, and means something that is reasonable.

In Buddhism,BuddhaIt refers to the words of Buddha (Buddhism) that were later written down by his disciples.

teaching certificate
(Kyogyo Shinsho)

Shinran SaintIt is an abbreviation for ``Kenjodo Shinkyo Gyōsho Bunrui,'' written by the author, and is the fundamental scripture of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.

During the time when Shinran Shonin was working with Shonin Shonin, the teachings of Onenbutsu were subject to religious oppression, and Honen's disciples were sentenced to death or exile.

Shinran SaintIt is also believed that in order to protect the teachings of Onenbutsu due to criticism from existing Buddhism, it was necessary to clarify the true meaning inherited from Honen Shonin.

It consists of six volumes: Kyo-maki, Gyo-maki, Shin-maki, Sho-maki, Shinbutsu Domaki, and Incarnation Domaki, and the end of the Gyo-maki includes Seishin-ka (Serious Belief-Buddhism).


The part of a temple building other than the main hall.

It includes a kitchen and a hall where meals are prepared for worshipers, and generally includes a residential area where the chief priest's family lives.

(this morning)

A part of the robe worn by monks.

The robe was originally a robe called ``funzoe'', which was made by patching together rags that could not even be used as a rag, but as Buddhism spread to China over time, gorgeous and luxurious robes began to be made. Ta.

The things worn by Jodo Shinshu monks include Shichijo kesa, Gojo kesa, and Ring kesa (tatami kesa).


Outer camp

A space in the main hall where worshipers pray.

The main hall of the Jodo Shinshu sect has a large space, which shows that they value the place of ``hearing'' to hear the law.

In this spacious space, we hope to convey the philosophy of Buddhism to the many people who come to pray.

(like this)

  1. It is a gathering of people who share their faith, and in the Jodo Shinshu sect, it spread throughout the country during the time of Rennyo Shonin.

  2. The word refers to Buddhist events themselves, and Hoon-ko is one of them.



Amitabha BuddhaIn the world (universe), the landscape of this world isAmida SutraIt is explained in etc.

  • A world free of all suffering.

  • It is located far to the west (beyond the world of 100,000 million Buddhas).

  • There is a seven-tiered fence decorated with the Four Treasures (*1).

  • The decorative net of the Four Treasures (*1) is strung seven times.

  • There are seven tiers of trees decorated with the Four Treasures (*1). (Length of tree = 100,000 km)

  • Above it rises a high hall, beautifully decorated with cloisonne (:2).

  • Large blue, yellow, red, and white lotus flowers bloom in the lapis lazuli pond.

  • The earth is golden.

  • Beautiful music is constantly playing.

  • Three times a day and night, mandala flowers fall from the sky.

  • Colorful rare birds (Six birds) has a beautiful voice.


*1 Four Treasures = Gold, Silver, Lapis Lazuli, Crystal

*2 Cloisonné = Four Treasures + Shrimp Shell, Red Pearl, Agate

Your writing

Rennyo ShoninA letter with.

​In the Honganji school (West), it is called Gomonji, but in the Otani school (East), it is called ``Ofumi.''

By using the medium of letters, Buddhism was conveyed remotely.

spread across the countryLectureIt is said that reading this book increased the literacy rate.

Also, the letter sentLecturefromLectureacross theLectureIt is said that this was also a factor in the formation of a network of like-minded people.

​This network was also a factor in the formation and development of the Honganji cult.

​In addition,Ten schools of ShinshuOf these, only the East and West Honganji schools read the Gobun (Gobun).

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48 wishes
(Shiju Hachigan)

The most cherished sutra in Jodo Shinshu ``Infinite Life Sutra” shown inAmitabha BuddhaBefore becoming a Buddha,Dharmazo BodhisattvaAt that time, 48 wishes were made over a long period of time in order to become a Buddha.

01. No three bad tastes 02. No bad taste 03. Everything is golden 04. No good and ugliness 05. Destiny wisdom 06. Reiku heavenly eye 07. Heaven's ear far listening 08. Other hearts knowledge 09. God's foot nyoi 10. Non-greedy plan Heart 11. Inevitability 12. Infinite brightness 13. Infinite lifespan 14. Infinite voice and hearing 15. Long life to relatives 16. Disappearance of evil 17. Oso-mawari 18. Shigaraki of the heart 19. Shishin-hatsu 20. Shishin-mawari 21 .Aspects of the Legs 22. Returning to the Sophistication 23. Memorial Buddhas 24. Memorial Service 25. Theory of All Wisdom 26. Tokkon Goshin 27. Gentle Purification of All Things 28. Kendojoju 29. Tokuben Saichi 30. Benzai Mugen 31. Purification of the Land 32. Wonderful incense synthesis 33. Tactile flexibility 34. Monna Tokunin 35. Woman's attainment of Buddhahood 36. Monna Sanskrit 37. Ceremony and respect 38. Clothes meditation 39. Constant pleasure 40. Mizobutsu-do 41. Monna Gukon 42. Monna Tokusada 43. Monna Shoki 44. Monna Gutoku 45. Monna Kenbutsu 46. Zuimonho 47. Monna Futai 48. Tokusanho Ninja

Dharmazo BodhisattvaAfter an endless period of training, I completed this wish.Amitabha BuddhaIt was said.

In Jodo Shinshu, among these18th prayerI see this as the center of my wishes.



Seven High Priests

The teachings of Namu Amitabha Buddha as preached by the Buddha,Shinran SaintSeven monks from India, China, and Japan who correctly conveyed the message.

India: Ryuki Bodhisattva, Tenshin Bodhisattva

China: Master Dunran, Zen Master Doke, Master Shantao

Japan: Genshin Osho, Genku (Honen) Shonin




There are four fundamental concepts (ideas) of Buddhism that are common to all sects.

impermanence of affairs(Shogyomujo)
Laws and selflessness(Shohomuga)
All suffering(let's go all the way)
​Nirvana serenity(Nehanjakujo)



= Shakyamuni Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha, Shakyamuni Tathagata, Shakyamuni, and the Blessed One.

His real name is Gautama Siddhartha.

Although there is no statue of Buddha enshrined in the main hall of the Jodo Shinshu sect, this does not mean that they neglect the Buddha, and 24 of the 120 lines in the Masanobu poem praise the Buddha.

Buddhism is divided into many sects, but all of them are rooted in the words (thoughts) of Buddha. I feel that criticizing the teachings (way of thinking) of a sect that is different from one's own is connected to criticizing the teachings of Buddha (Buddhism).




ohBuddhaHe was one of the top ten disciples of the master, and was respected and called the number one in wisdom.

​ In the original language of Sanskrit, his name is Shariputra, and the Sharishi written in the Heart Sutra and other texts are the same person.


chief priest

A monk who lives in a temple and handles legal affairs such as maintaining the building and conducting services and prayers, and is the title of the representative officer of a religious corporation.

​In the case of Jodo Shinshu, in order to become a chief priest, you must obtain a teacher qualification (qualification to become a chief priest) in addition to a monk qualification.

There are no gender restrictions, and we also have female chief priests.

Originally, monks were not allowed to marry due to their precepts, but in the Jodo Shinshu sect, the saint Shinran got married and had a child, so a hereditary system was born.

​There are various names depending on the region and customs, such as Gozen, Goinke, Goen-san, and Osho, but if you are unsure, I think "Chief Priest" is the correct name.


twelve lights

12 characteristics that represent the light of Amida Nyorai

  1. infinite light(Muryoko)light with no limit

  2. boundless light(Muhenkou)Light with unlimited scope

  3. no light(Mugekou)unobstructed light

  4. Unpaired light(Mutaikou)A light that has nothing to compare with

  5. Light of the King(ennoukou)The best burning light

  6. clean light(shojokou)pure light

  7. light of joy(Kangikou)light full of joy

  8. wisdom light(Chiekou)light full of wisdom

  9. constant light(usually)a light that cannot be cut off

  10. Difficult light(Nanjiko)A light that is difficult to imagine

  11. anonymous light(Mushoukou)Light that cannot be expressed in words

  12. super sun moon light(Chouni different)Light that exceeds the light of the sun and moon


blue blue light
(Shoshiki Shokou)

blue blue light(Shoshiki Shokou)

yellow yellow light(Oushiki Oukou)

red red light(Shakushiki Shakkou)

white white light(byakkou)

Amida SutraThe original translation is as follows:

"(The lotus flowers that bloom in the ponds of the Pure Land are as large as wheels;) blue flowers emit blue light, yellow flowers emit yellow light, red flowers emit red light, and white flowers emit white light. I am.”

​ShakyamuniThis word indicates that the lotus flower also has various characteristics.

In our daily lives, we may feel anxious about being different from others or have negative feelings towards things that are different from others, but we believe that each individual can demonstrate their individuality and accept each other. This is the world of paradise.

I feel that these words demonstrate the importance of living in a way where each of us, each with our own unique individuality, respects each other.


Masanobu verse

This poem was written by Shinran Shonin about 800 years ago, and is officially called the Seishinbutsukyo.

Amida Buddha's wish to "save all life"BuddhaThanks to the guidance of the Seven High Priests of India, China, and Japan,Shinran SaintIt describes the joy of receiving it.

Approximately 550 years ago, Rennyo Shonin gave a hymn at Yoshizaki Gobo.Shinran SaintIt was established as a ritual for chanting together with melodies (Japanese poems), and has been passed down to the present day.


Pure Land Three Sutras
(JoUdo Sanbukyou)

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

Infinite Life Sutra(Taijing)・Kanmuryoju Sutra(Kankyo)・Amida Sutra(Small sutra)

​The fundamental scriptures of Jodo sect, Jodo Shinshu, and Jishu.



impermanence of affairs

Everything in this world is constantly changing, both in form and essence, and is never in the same state.

Our own bodies, environments, and positions change year by year.

The Earth and the universe, even the language and common sense of the world, are constantly changing.

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Laws and selflessness

This means that all beings do not have a ``self'' that can be called a subject.

As you can see from the idea of impermanence, as things change from moment to moment, I am also constantly changing.

The "me" that we perceive as "me" also changes depending on the situation, just as water changes to hot water, steam, clouds, rain, snow, and glaciers depending on the conditions. .

The earth, moon, and sun all exist as a result of various coincidences occurring in the midst of magnificent cosmic activity.

​The universe did not move to create a land where humans could live.

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Ten schools of Shinshu

Shinran SaintThere are many sects whose founder is

The following 10 sects have established the ``True Religious Union'' and are active in the area.

  • Jodo Shinshu Honganji School (Nishi Honganji) (Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Shinshu Otani School (Higashi Honganji) (Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Shinshu Takada School (Senshuji) (Mie Prefecture)

  • Shinshu Bukkoji School (Bukkoji Temple) (Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Shinshu Koshoha (Koshoji Temple) (Kyoto Prefecture)

  • Shinshu Kibe School (Nishikoriji Temple) (Shiga Prefecture)

  • Shinshu Izumoji School (Kishoji Temple) (Fukui Prefecture)

  • Shinshu Seishoji School (Seishoji) (Fukui Prefecture)

  • Shinshu Sanmon group (Senshoji) (Fukui Prefecture)

  • Shinshu Yamamoto School (Shoseiji Temple) (Fukui Prefecture)

Union of True Religious Organizations


Shinran Saint
(Shinran Shonin)

He was born in the late Heian period (1173) and entered Buddhism at the age of nine.

Although I practiced on Mt. Hiei for 20 years, I was unable to find true peace of mind.

The determined saint descended from the mountain, broke away from a life of precepts, became a disciple of Honen Shonin, and found his own salvation in the Pure Land teachings of Namu Amida Butsu.

At that time, the disciples of Honen, who were an emerging group, were subjected to religious persecution and received punishments such as the death penalty and expulsion from Kyoto, and Shinran Shonin was also expelled from Kyoto and moved to Niigata.

In his later years, he looked back on this by saying, ``Thanks to the persecution I was able to preach the teachings of Nembutsu even to the people of Niigata.''

He is also said to be the first monk in history to officially marry and have a child.


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18th prayer
(Daiju Hachigan)

= main claim

The 48 wishes of Amida Buddha expressed in the Buddhist Sutra of Infinite Life (48 wishes) is the 18th wish, and is called the ``hongan'' because it is the central wish.

Setga TokubutsuSetsuga Tokubutsu Sentient beings in the ten directionsJippo ShujoShigaraki ShigarakiShishinshingyoDesire my countryGood ginger~ ten thoughtsI don't know what to do young unbornNyakufushoja Sense of wrongdoingFushu ginger sole divisive inverseYuijogogyaku Slander lawHihoshobou

``I want to save all life'' ​ Before praying ``Please save me,'' I prayed from Amida Buddha. It is shown that the

This prayer is accompanied by the words, ``However, we exclude those who commit the five offenses (killing parents or Buddhas, hurting Buddhas, disrupting the harmony of the religious community) and slander Buddhism.''

Shinran Shonin interprets these words as, ``Amida Buddha made known the gravity of the five sins and swore to save all life.''



Mahayana Buddhism
(Daijo bukkyo)

It is a general term for Buddhist sects that seek to save all sentient beings, not only monks but also laypeople, and means great teachings and excellent teachings.

All Buddhism that was introduced to Japan falls under this category.


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The space in the main hall where the principal image is enshrined.

Inspired by the ``Pure Land of Paradise'', it is decorated with glittering decorations using gold leaf and coloring.

The style is standardized, and all Honganji temples have almost the same layout and decoration.

Namu Amitabha Buddha

``Namu'' is a kanji adaptation of the Indian word ``namoo,'' which means ``to respect with care,'' and its meaning in kanji is ``return to life.''

The vow was made to "save all life"Amitabha BuddhaThis is a word of gratitude.

​​Some sects pronounce it as ``Namuamidabutsu,'' but the Honganji sect pronounces it ``Namoamidabutsu.''


Nirvana serenity

It is a state where the flames of earthly desires have been extinguished and peace has been achieved.

If you can understand and accept the impermanence of all actions, the non-ego of all laws, and the suffering of all things, your mind will be in a stable state without being overwhelmed by joy and sorrow in response to all phenomena.

This is the state of “satori” that Buddhism aims for.

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Praising ``Namu Amida Butsu'' aloud is called ``Shomyo Nenbutsu,'' and it seems that originally the emphasis was placed on ``musing,'' imagining the merits and appearance of the Buddha in one's mind.

In each of the three Pure Land sutras, the Sutra of Immortal Life says, ``If you think ten thoughts,'' and the Amida Sutra, ``If you hold Amida Buddha in your mind without disturbing your mind for even 1 to 7 days.'' I feel the meaning.

Praising "Namu Amida Butsu" many times aloud can be thought of as training for "self-reliance," accumulating merit through one's own efforts, and may be different from the idea of "other power," which relies on the wishes of Amida Buddha. I don't know.

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The origin of the word is the Sanskrit word dana, which means "to offer (give) something important to oneself," and the main meanings are as follows.

  • Financial assistance (providing things (including money) related to food, clothing, and shelter necessary for daily life)

  • Dharma alms (preaching the teachings of Buddha)

  • Mu-shi (to remove fear; not to give fear)

There are also ``7 gifts without wealth.''

  • Ganshi (contact people with a kind look)

  • Japanese face treatment (to greet someone with a smile)

  • diction (to say kind words)

  • Charity (giving service with one's body)

  • Giving (showing compassion with all your heart)

  • Tokozase (giving away your seat or offering a bed to someone)

  • Fashase (to provide a place to shelter from the rain and wind)

By the way, the word dana comes from the word husband and came to refer to ``a person who gives money.''

Also, Dana went to Europe and became the word Donate.


Cloth robe

One of the robes worn by monks.

It is a monk's uniform-like robe, worn over a white kimono (white robe) or Western clothing (suit, cool biz style, etc.), and is accompanied by a robe.

Generally, it is a black robe, but in recent years, ``colored cloth robes'' have also appeared.

The Honganji sect calls it ``fuhou,'' but many sects call it ``kane.''

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Shinran SaintThis is the most important event in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism to repay the kindness of people, and there are the following three events.

  1. "Gosei Hoonko" is held at Honganji Temple for a week until January 16th (November 28th in the lunar calendar) every year.

  2. "Hoon-ko" is held as an event at branch temples and general temples (October 25th and 26th at Shōon-ji Temple)

  3. “Hoonko Mairi” where you work at a disciple’s home


Dharmazo Bodhisattva

The name of Amitabha Buddha before he attained enlightenment and became a Buddha.

His master is Sejizai Obutsu.


According to the Kojien, it is a ``wife of a monk,'' but since there are no gender restrictions, ``the spouse of a chief priest'' may be correct. ​​


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Honganji Temple

Shinran SaintAfter his death, a grave (Otanibyodo) was built in Otani, north of Toribeno, Higashiyama, Kyoto.

Emperor Kameyama bestowed the name Kuonjitsujo Amida Honganji on this mausoleum, and the Honganji sect, a group of people who worshiped the saint, was formed based on this mausoleum. It became like this,Later, Honganji Temple was built.

During times of war, it was protected while changing locations.

Before moving to its current location, it was located at the current location of Osaka Castle, but Toyotomi Hideyoshi donated land in Horikawa, Kyoto (current location of Nishi Honganji Temple) and moved it there.

​At this time, there was only one Honganji Temple, and it was not divided into east and west.

By the way, the official name of Nishi Hongan-ji Temple is "Hongan-ji Temple" and the official name of Higashi Hongan-ji Temple is "Shinshu Honmyo."

​​Romanization is "Hongwanji"

Honganji Temple ​Wikipedia


Honganji school

Currently, there are Nishi Honganji Temple (Honganji School) and Higashi Honganji Temple (Otani School) in Kyoto.

These two were originally one, but it is said that they were split due to the issue of successors and the strategies of Tokugawa Ieyasu (because he was an amazing force for the shogunate). (There are various theories)

Honganji school ​Wikipedia


Main hall

This is the building where the temple's principal image is enshrined, and is also called Mido.

enshrine the principal imagechanceland worshipers come to pray.Outer campIt is divided into

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Infinite Life Sutra

Pure Land Three SutrasIt is also called the Great Sutra, and is the central sutra in Jodo Shinshu.

ohBuddhaThis was in response to a question from his disciple Anan, who asked him, ``Today, the 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.

The 48 wishes of Amida Buddha, the basis of Jodo Shinshu (48 wishes) is shown, and the basis of the salvation of the name (Namu Amida Butsu) is explained.



A mon is a ``gathering of people who worship the same master'' and refers to Buddhist mons and Jodo mons.

What is the master that the disciple's "mon" refers to?Shinran SaintHe is also a saint, but his destination is quite different.BuddhaI feel like you are.

Dou means companion or disciple, and disciple is different from disciple.BuddhaRefers to a disciple of Mr.

It is used in the same way as Danka, but while Danka refers to a house or family, Monto originally refers to an individual. In Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, it is called Danka. The reason why we express ourselves as disciples without using words is based on the idea that ``faith is a personal thing.''

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Ryuki Bodhisattva

The first of the seven high priests of the Jodo Shinshu sect.

He is an Indian Buddhist monk who was born in the 2nd century and is also known as Ryūju Daishi.

Established the theory of emptiness and established the Eight Sects (Mahayana Buddhism) is known as the founder of

Rennyo Shonin

He built the current foundation of East and West Honganji Temple. (The East and West Honganji temples were divided in the era after Rennyo Shonin.)​

At that time, Jodo Shinshu wasShinran SaintThere was a flourishing sect that developed mainly around disciples.

Shinran SaintIt is said that Hongan-ji Temple, which had been passed down mainly through bloodlines from the ancient times, was in decline.

In order to restore this Hongan-ji Temple, we actively carried out evangelism using written texts, and in Yoshizaki (Awara City, Fukui Prefecture),Shinran SaintA new work was established by adding a melody to Masanobu's poem and Wasan, which contain the following.

He also brought about innovative innovations such as printing and widely disseminating the Seishin Verses. He was the 8th head of Honganji Temple and is considered the founder of the Chukyo era.


Six birds

paradisebirds that live in

  • White parrot

A beautiful white bird that is also translated as swan or stork, and is a symbol of the purity of the Pure Land and Buddha.

  • Peacock

Because it likes to eat poisonous insects such as poisonous snakes and scorpions, it is said to be a symbol of wisdom to eliminate worldly desires.

  • Parrot

A clever bird that can imitate human words and understand their meaning.

It has a crown of feathers on its head.

  • Shari

Also translated as Mozu, it can imitate and understand a hundred different words.

It is also said to be a type of mynah bird.

  • Karyobinga

A human-faced bird with a human face and a bird's body. It emits an extremely beautiful voice.

(Sculptures are often depicted with bird faces.)

  • Bird of common life (Gumyocho)

It is a bird with two heads on one body, and it emits an extremely beautiful voice.

It is also said to be a human-faced bird.

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A poem that praises Buddhism or the virtues of Buddha.Shinran SaintHe wrote Sancho Wasan, etc., and left over 500 Japanese anthems.

The poems were written in a style called ``Ima-sama,'' which was arranged in seventy-five tones, and was said to be a new culture that was popular at the time.

Ima-sama's poems were sung and enjoyed with various melodies.

probably,Shinran SaintI feel like I wanted people to enjoy Moko's Wasan with various melodies.

Rennyo ShoninWhen he came to Yoshizaki in Echizen, his disciples from EchizenShinran SaintHearing the Japanese hymn being sung, he used this as a hint to sing along with theMasanobu verseThere is a theory that a ritual of chanting the following was enacted.


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