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Shin Buddhism's Essence: The Tannisho

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Professor Ryukyo Fujimoto's Translation, with Extracts from His Writings as Commentary.
A Religion Beyond Good and Evil - edited by Tetsuo Unno.

Ryukyo Fujimoto (1895-1977), the late Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the Ryukoku University (Kyoto), was, at the same time, a Buddhist Priest, a translator and author of Shin Buddhist texts, and a major contributor toward the introduction of Shin Buddhism to the West.  In connection with the latter effort, his studies extended beyond Buddhism and into Western theology, philosophy, and thought, such as that of C.G. Jung.  For his former students, however, he was and remains the quintessential teacher, who taught not only with the intellect but with his very being and life itself.

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  • 5
    Wonderful book. An essential piece of literature.

    Posted by William Robertson on 8th Oct 2015

    I ordered this copy of The Tannisho after hearing about it (and this particular translation) on The Sharma Realm podcast (with Rev. Harry Bridge and Dr. Scott Mitchell). It certainly is an essential piece of literature to have and read for the Shin Buddhist scholar and/or practitioner. The book is well organized and has nice aesthetic appeal. Definitely worth the $10. And Gayle even included a free sample of cedarwood incense :)