Honen as Religious Revolutionary by Dr. Mark Blum

Why was Honen so influential among Buddhist thinkers who were Pure Land Buddhists and those who were not Pure Land Buddhists?…
Shinran insisted that he had nothing new to say because everything he knew he got from Hōnen. Hōnen made the same statement but his source of knowledge was Shandao. What do these statements tell us about what each man saw as new, and the political context of the time, both among their in-groups and in the context of society as a whole?…”

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