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Strategies for Modern Living: A commentary with the Text of the Tannisho by Yehan Numata,Alfred Bloom
ISBN: 0962561819
ISBN13: 978-0962561818
Author: Yehan Numata,Alfred Bloom
Book title: Strategies for Modern Living: A commentary with the Text of the Tannisho
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Pages: 187 pages
Publisher: Numata Center (December 1993)
Language: English
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Category: Buddhism

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Washington
This is an excellent companion to the translated text of Tannisho. The modern reader needs some exposition to make Shinran Shonin accessible - this book does that entre very well.
Mallador
Professor Emeritus Alfred Bloom does an excellent job of showing that the Tannisho is just as relevant today as it was when Shinran Shonin's disciple Yuien first composed the document. Although Zen and Tibetan Buddhism are very popular in the USA nowadays, Pure Land Buddhism is the most popular form of Buddhism in Japan and much of East Asia. As more Westerners learn about Shin Buddhism, this book will be useful for those who want to learn more about Shin Buddhism.

Although I'm not a Buddhist per se, I have been reading about different kinds of Buddhism for over 20 years. I like to read sutras and and have adopted practices from Theravada and Zen Buddhism (via Thich Naht Hanh, and for Soto Zen, books by Shohaku Okumura and Taigen Dan Leighton on Dogen Zenji). Lately, I decided to learn about Pure Land Buddhism after reading Finding Our True Home by Thich Naht Hanh, which contains the Smaller Amitabha (Amida Buddha) Sutra. Alfred Bloom as several excellent and scholar books on the Jodo Shinshu wing of Pure Land Buddhism.

Another book on Amida Buddha that one might like is Thinking of Amitabha Buddha by Rulu. He has translated 5 Sutras and 1 Treatise, as well 4 other Sutras, information on Sutra translators and Pure Land Patriarchs, and several mantras and prayers.
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