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Ch'ing T'u/Jōdo-shū
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Ch'ing-t'u (Chinese)/Jōdo-shū (Japanese), “School of the Pure Land,” is the name of a major school of East Asian Buddhism (I, 2.d); its goal is rebirth in the “Pure Land” of the Buddha Amitābha. Although the cult was introduced into China in the 2nd century ce, the term itself does not appear until the 7th century. Traditionally a brotherhood of 123 monks and laymen on Mount Lu under Hui Yuan (334–416), founded in 402, is considered the prototype of Chinese Ch'ing-t'u; in fact, however, the teachings concerning Amitābha and…

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Kleine, Christoph, “Ch'ing T'u/Jōdo-shū”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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