Credible shin authors: who's who?

Credible shin authors: who's who?

Postby new2dharma » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:27 am

Hello all,
Are there any books on amazon that are of good quality; information wise on Shin Buddhism. Here are some of the author's I have come across: Alfred Bloom, Dennis Hirota, Kenneth Tanaka, and Taitetsu Unno.John Paraskevopoulos.Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki..too name a few! Thanks in advance!
Namaste, Dan
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Re: Credible shin authors: who's who?

Postby Zenshin 善心 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:27 pm

Hi Dan, you'll hear varying opinions but perhaps it's best to read widely and decide for yourself. In the meantime, some primers and sites -

Buddhism of the Heart - Jeff Wilson
The Essential Shinran - Alfred Bloom
Buddha of Infinite Light - DT Suzuki
The Buddha's Wish for the World - Monshu Koshin Ohtani
River of Fire, River of Water - Taitetsu Unno

http://www.nembutsu.info/
http://www12.canvas.ne.jp/horai/
http://www.shinranworks.com/sitemap.htm

and some personal favourites -

Great Living in the Pure Encounter Between Master and Disciple - Taira Kemmyo Sato
Living in Amida's Universal Vow - (ed.) Alfred Bloom
Monshin: Hearing/Faith - Seikan Fukuma
Naturalness - Kenryo Kanamatsu
December Fan - Manshi Kiyozawa

Happy reading :smile:
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Thus for the sake of all beings Buddhas and Bodhisattvas become sometimes their parents, sometimes their wives and children, sometimes their kinsmen, sometimes their servants, sometimes their friends, sometimes their enemies, sometimes reveal themselves as devas or in some other forms.


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Re: Credible shin authors: who's who?

Postby new2dharma » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:40 pm

Dombbombu,
Thanks for the great list! I look forward to checking these out for myself! :) Have a great day and Namaste! Dan :applause:
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Re: Credible shin authors: who's who?

Postby hornets » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:15 pm

Hi new2dharma,

If this helps at all the two books I've recently found excellent as introductions to Shin are Jeff Wilson's 'Buddhism of the Heart' and Taitetsu Unno's 'Bits of Rubble Turned into Gold'. Someone also recommended Unno's 'River of Fire, River of Water' which I'll get next payday.

They're all easy to get on Amazon UK so I'm sure that'll be the same for Amazon.com.

These links may be of interest too------------

http://www.trueshinbuddhism.com/content/view/56/87/

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=7098

http://www.yamadera.info/ocean/ocean-index.htm

http://www.shinranworks.com/sitemap.htm

All the best

Paul
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Re: Credible shin authors: who's who?

Postby new2dharma » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:03 pm

Thanks SteveB and all of you who gave me :applause: answers to my questions! Peace, Dan
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Re: Credible shin authors: who's who?

Postby steveb1 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:20 pm

new2dharma wrote:Thanks SteveB and all of you who gave me :applause: answers to my questions! Peace, Dan


You're welcome :)

I'm sure that everyone else enjoyed referencing their favorite writers, too.
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