Monday, January 14, 2008

Coming and goings

Nobel Peace Prize winner, champion of the the importance of the eminence of reverence for life, accomplished musician, theologian, physician, and ethicist, Albert Schweitzer, was born on this day in 1875. Shinran Shonin, disciple of Honen, the founder of the Japanese school of Pure Land Buddhism, died on this day 1262. While not seeking to establish his own sect, his interpretations and clarifications led to a new form of Japanese Pure Land most commonly known as Shin Buddhism. The Level 8th Buddhist has a post on this memorial and a link to a nice performance of Shinran’s hymn, the Shōshinge

1 comment:

  1. Hello, thank you for the kind mention. I hope you enjoyed the hymn too. :)



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