Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyogaku Kenkyu)
Online ISSN : 1884-0051
Print ISSN : 0019-4344
ISSN-L : 0019-4344
Several Problems of Quotations from Works of Wonhyo in Texts Written by the Jodo Sect Masters in Japan
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2005 Volume 54 Issue 1 Pages 541-535,1289


In his Senchaku Hongan Nembutsushu, Honen quoted a sentence ⌈_??__??__??__??__??__??__??__??__??__??__??__??_⌋ from the Yushin'anrakudo for the most important reason that it establishes the Jodo Sect's name. In the days of Honen, it was said that Wonhyo had written the Yushin'anrakudo, but actually this is not correct. By this, many masters from the Jodo Sect wrote 55 writings, using quotations from Wonhyo. However, the sentence he used from the Yushin'anrakudo was also in the Jingtu-lun written by Jiacai. The question is, why did Honen quote the Yushin'anrakudo in the first place for the basis of the Sect's name? That is because Honen, who trained in ascetic practices in the Tendai Sect, was under the impression that Wonhyo belonged to the Kegon (Hwaom) Sect, and also was swayed by Saicho mentioning Wonhyo giving approval to the teachings of the Tendai Sect. Honen only paid attention to the fact of Wonhyo saying ⌈_??__??__??__??__??__??__??__??__??__??__??__??_⌋, not considering any difference between positions.

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