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Single-minded Practice school

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Single-minded Practice school
一向宗 ( Jpn Ikko-shu)

    Another name for the True Pure Land ( Jodo Shin) school founded by Shinran (1173-1262) in Japan.

"Single-minded" reflects the school's belief that the single-minded invocation of Amida's name and devotion to Amida Buddha lead to rebirth in that Buddha's Pure Land.

Because of pressure from the Pure Land school and other related schools, however, the school refrained from publicly naming itself the True Pure Land school.

Instead it used the name Single-minded Practice school until 1872, when the name True Pure Land school was officially adopted.

See also True Pure Land school.

Source

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