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Jodo Shinshu

[ joh-doh -shin-shoo ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ doʊ ˈʃɪn ʃu /
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noun Buddhism.

the largest sect of Jodo, stressing simple trust rather than ritual as the means to salvation.

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Origin of Jodo Shinshu

<Japanese Jōdo Pure Land + shinshū true faith (<Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese jìngtǔ zhēnzōng)

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