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Shinto
Chinese name for native religion of Japan; comes from two Chinese words meaning "way of the good spirits'
Kojiki
texts which record the history of the Islands of Japan; serve as sacred texts for Shinto
Izanagi
from the Shinto creation story; on of the creator Kami; the male
Izanami
from the Shinto creation story; one of the creator Kami; the female
Amaterasu
the sun goddess; sprung from Izanagi's eye
Kami
the essence of divinity in all things; divine potential in all things natural and human (as well as divine)
Kamidana
the personal sinto shrine for the home; the family shrine for personal Shinto worship
Jinja
the public shrine for Shinto worship
Nihongi
same as Nihon Shoki, abbreviatd term: texts which recod the history of the Japanese people; serve as sacred texts for Shinto
Amida Buddha
the gracious savior in Pure Land Buddhism
Dogen
founder of Soto School of Zen, the gradual enlightenment school
Eisai
founder of Rinzai School of Zen, the sudden enlightenment school
Honen
founder of Jodo Shu (the Pure Land School)
Jodo Shin Shu
The True Pure Land School of Buddhism, founded by Shinran
Jodo Shu
The Pure Land School of Buddhism, founded by Honen
Kannon
the bodhisattva of compassion and mercy; female bodhisattva very popular amon Japanese
Koan
a meditational device for exhausting the mind: a riddle with no solution
Mappo
The degenerate age of disappeared darma when the only hope is the Lotus Sutra and the teachings of Nichiren
Nembutsu
the recitation of the name of Amida; an act of faith (Jodo Shu), an act of gratitude (Jodo Shin Shu)
Nichiren
aggressive founder of Nichiren Buddhism
Rinzai
the school of Zen Buddhism founded by Eisai and eaching sudden enlightenment
Shinran
founder of Jodo Shin Shu (the True Pure Land School)