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Book: Interactions with Japanese Buddhism

Chapter: 17. D.T. Suzuki and Pure Land Buddhism

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.28538


While Pure Land Buddhism was scorned by many, including Conze, it was clear for both Suzuki and the author of this piece, that faith centred on the "Original Vow" of Amida Buddha was a significant trend within the more complex tradition of Mahayana Buddhism as a whole. For them, it is in this shared matrix that the correlation of Shin and Zen Buddhism is able to take place

Chapter Contributors

  • Bando Shojun † ( - bando) 'Otani University'