The Attached Description of The Record of Shinran's Three Dreams : Did Shinran Give The Record of Shinran's Three Dreams to His Youngest Daughter Kakushinni as a Memento?
- NAGATANI Hironobu
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- サンムキ コウ
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In this article I will use the attached description to prove that The Record of Shinran's Three Dreams is a forgery. The Record of Shinran's Three Dreams is considered a forgery by many scholars due mainly to issues of writing style; I will instead demonstrate this by examining Kakushinni's mental state, as hypothesized from a letter addressed to her from Eshinni. I will then show clearly that Kannon's prophecy to Shinran at Prince Shotoku's mausoleum in Shinaga (in 1191, when Shinran was 19 years of age) is also not a historical fact. In doing so, this will expose as questionable the accepted notion of Shinran's name change from Shakku to Zenshin in the second year of the Genkyu era (A.D. 1205).
- Journal of religious studies
Journal of religious studies 84 (3), 707-732, 2010
Japanese Association for Religious Studies