Shoku

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Born: 1177 AD
Died: 1247 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Religious Leaders


1177 - Zenne bo Shoku was born.

         - He was the son of the ordained follower Chikahide, the Vice-Governor of the province of Kaga, but was later adopted by Michichika Kuga, one of the highest Ministers of State.

 

         - Founded Seizan sec.

 

1190 - he paid a visit to Honen and not long after was ordained as a novice monk at the age of fourteen.

1247- His appetite began to fail, and he was feeling a lot of discomfort both in body and mind.






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