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Spirit of Ryukoku University
Seeking for Truth, Living in Truth, and Revealing Truth

We declare this policy in the 1st article of School Regulations

Jodo Shinshu is a Buddhist teaching that all the people who say the Nembutsu can be born into the Pure Land through the working of Amida Buddha's Primal Vow.
As this teaching of Shinran Shonin was revealed, believed in, and spread, it came to be understood simultaneously as the spirit of Jodo Shinshu and the spirit of Shinran Shonin.

Shinran Shonin, through his rigorous practice, sought to discover what is true and what is truly reliable in this world filled with falsity.
He established the Jodo Shinshu teaching and lived sincerely his whole life of 90 years following the path of truth without being deluded by public fame and public opinion.

Ryukoku University asks all persons involved with the university as the spirit of school establishment that they can discern what is true at all times without wavering in falsehood and can grow into true self who disciplines himself by learning Shinran Shonin's life as a guide.


The above is a brief summary of the Jodo Shinshu teaching, that is, the spirit of Shinran Shonin, which serves as the foundation upon which Ryukoku was established in order to learn and follow the teaching.
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