L5r: Legend of the Five Rings


28,023pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Add New Page Talk0

The monk Basso was the founder of the Shingon sect of Shinseism. At the tenth Great Convocation, Basso came forward with what he called the "Diamond Sutra", a text which appears to be mainly a reinterpretation of the Lotus Sutra. Basso claimed the Diamond Sutra was a "lost" teaching of Shinsei, though some believe Basso wrote it himself.[1] Basso believed and taught the the Shinsei Sutra and the Tao of Shinsei were "elementary" teachings of Shinsei's, and placed all emphasis instead on the Diamond Sutra.[2]

The leadership of the Brotherhood of Shinsei accepted Basso's followers as the Shingon sect, the first sect to be given official recognition and acceptance.[2]

Yearly Meeting Edit

Every year on the third moon during the Month of the Monkey, the entire sect met at a monastery founded by Basso. [3]


  1. Way of the Phoenix, page 118
  2. 2.0 2.1 Way of the Phoenix, page 119
  3. Secrets of the Empire, p. 165

Mon monk This Brotherhood of Shinsei related article is a stub. That means that it has been started, but is incomplete. You can help by adding to the information here.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki