Jodo Shinshu Buddhism
‘Jodo’ means the Pure Land or Buddha’s Land. ‘Shinshu’ means the true teaching. Therefore, we can translate ‘Jodo Shinshu’ as ‘the true teaching of the Pure Land’. It also means the teaching of being born into Buddha’s Land. ‘Buddhism’ is the teaching of Buddha, or to become a Buddha, an enlightened one. Buddhism enlightens us to the universal truth which is Amida Buddha’s Wisdom and Compassion.
‘Jodo Shinshu Buddhism’ is the true teaching of being born into Buddha’s Land and to be a Buddha who is enlightened to the universal truth. We respect Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) as the founder of ‘Jodo Shinshu Buddhism’ which he founded approximately 700 years ago.