鹿児島紀行中間結集報告14 (親鸞聖人750周年 報恩講)

Shinran Seijin 750th Anniversary Hōonkō

Shinran (May 21, 1173 – January 16, 1263) was a Japanese Buddhist monk, who was born in Kyoto at the turbulent close of the Heian Period and lived during the Kamakura Period. Shinran was a pupil of Honen, and the founder of Jodo-Shinshu in Japan.

Hōonkō is anniversary for Japanese Jodo Shinshu Buddhism that observes the memorial of its founder, Shinran Shonin (1173-1263).  This anniversary is among the most important observed in the Jodo Shinshu tradition.

In the word hōonkō; ‘hōon’ means “return of gratitude” and ‘ko’ means “to clarify the meaning of” or “gathering”‘.

親鸞聖人750周年 報恩講
(しんらんしょうにん – ほうおんこう)

親鸞 (しんらん 1173年~1263年) は、鎌倉時代前半から中期にかけて活動した日本の僧である。浄土真宗の宗祖(開いた人)とされる

報恩講 (ほうおんこう)とは、親鸞の命日の前後に、宗祖親鸞に対する報恩謝徳のために営まれる法要のこと。

 

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