Namu Amida Butsu

This work is especially dedicated to Zuiken Saizo Inagaki, who sheds light on the pristine and original teachings of Jodo Shinshu (Shin Buddhism) for many people, including myself. I regard him as my soul teacher and I am very much influenced by his words and thoughts, which are deeply imbued with the Wisdom of Compassion of Amida Buddha. I read most of his writings available in Chinese language and I wish to share some of his golden words in this blog in English. Rev. George Gatenby and Mr. Gabriel Schlaefer have been kindly and untiringly assisting me to edit the translated essays so that they are readable and true to the intent of Sensei. May all partake of the wisdom of Shinshu teaching and be overpowered by the light of Amida Buddha.

Namu Amida Butsu!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Sound of Ocean Waves of the Primal Vow 《本愿海涛音》

Hi dharma friends,

From now on, I will be working on another book of Zuiken Sensei, namely The Sound of Ocean Waves of the Primal Vow 《本愿海涛音》. This book is a compilation of short passages that appear in the preface of the Horai Magazine. These passages to me are inspirational and profound. More like the Shinshu Dharma-Pada of Zuiken Sensei, these short passages serve as a good source of our Hearing-Shinjin (闻信). I have never bored of reading this book. Every time you read it you are like experiencing a new life. It helps clear our channels of faith. Sensei always wanted us to 'forget about yourself and your heads' and 'adore Amida Buddha - the unspeakable dharma!'.

But, bear with me for the translation, I need time and 'mood' to churn those passages out. Thanks for your patience too.

Namu Amida Butsu!

Sincerely in gassho,

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your dilligence and effort to share these precious teachings.
    I will read them to my mother who is in the final phase of her battle with cancer.
    May it turn her mind further to the inconceivable source of blessings that is the Buddha of Boundless Light.

    Namo Amitabha Buddha