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ShinShu Buddhism
Compares Shinshu Buddhism to other streams of Buddhism.
# 131564 | 1,500 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Religion and Theology (Buddhism)

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This paper examines Shinshu Buddhism in relation to its many similarities to other Buddhist schools, particularly those of the Pure Land. The paper also notes that there are significant differences in the practices and moral values between Shinshu and others. The main tenets of Shinshu are described and compared to True Pure Land Buddhism.The paper concludes by stating that even though it is not obvious at first sight, Shinshu does share the common ethical grounds with other Buddhist teachings.

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"ShinShu Buddhism Buddhism is one of the oldest religious practices today, and it takes its name from Siddhartha Gautama, who was revered by his disciples as the Buddha, or the "Awakened One". World estimates for the number of Buddhists today vary between 230 and 500 million, with most around 350 million (Wikipedia). The teachings of the Buddha spread north and south across the Indian subcontinent and into many parts of Asia within the next few centuries of his birth but died out as a living religion in the land of its origin. Today's Buddhism can be considered as consisting of two main branches that..."

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