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Shinran and Pure Land Buddhist Diversity in Medieval Japan

Shinran in the context of medieval Japanese approaches to the Pure Land.

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" The Cloud of light of light that is unhindered like open sky; There is nothing that impedes it. Every being nurtured by this light, so take refuge in Amida, that beyond conceptions." - Shinran

Professor Aaron Proffitt compares key themes in Shinran's work to the ideas of Dohan, a contemporary Esoteric Pure Land thinker. In this way, he’ll show ways in which Shinran both drew upon and departed from the broader Esoteric Pure Land culture of his day.

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Prof. Aaron Proffitt
Prof. Aaron Proffitt

Professor Aaron Proffitt is an Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at University at Albany-SUNY.


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