Shin Buddhism in Modern Culture
Chapter 22 – Shin Buddhism in the Modern Ethical Context
Multiple Choice Questions
- 1. In the modern social and intellectual context:
- 2. Pure Land Buddhism has frequently been criticized as irrelevant by modern people because:
- 3. The distinction of absolute and conventional truths in Shin Buddhism was employed to:
- 4. The story of Dharmakara Bodhisattva in the “Larger Pure Land Sutra” is significant because it:
- 5. The importance of Honen in Japanese Pure Land history lies in the fact that:
- 6. The awareness of the two dimensions of faith in Shinran’s thought:
- 7. According to Shinran, ethical action is:
- 8. According to the author, Shinran moved religion beyond:
- 9. Shinran’s view that all the world is a lie and deception indicates that:
- 10. A major problem of the principle of Conventional truth and absolute truth in Shin history has been that:
1. What do you see as the foundation for ethical activity and social participation in Shinran’s thought?
2. Discuss the issue of Conventional and Absolute Truth in Jodo Shinshu. Is it a useful distinction in relating society and religious faith?