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!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Prologue 26

Giving a Dharma sermon is meant to expand on as well as to extol Amida Nyorai and His Primal Vow, other than that there is no ‘Dharma’ to talk about. From the act of extolling, bombu can find shinjin.  

As a practicer of shinjin, when being asked ‘What is shinjin?’ one can say and think of nothing else but just extol Amida Nyorai and His Primal Vow.

Human who go round in circles on sense perception and intellect will never reach the ‘dawn of unsurpassed Pure Faith’. Therefore one needs to dig into the ‘Buddha wisdom and bombu’s wisdom’, ‘Buddha-mind and bombu-mind’, ‘enlightenment and delusion’ and deeply ponder over the power of oneself before one could naturally come to entrust reverently in the great oath, the Primal Vow Power.

‘Delusion is the nature of ordinary beings. Apart from delusion, there is no mind in us. 

These dharma words make us wake up to reality.

By Zuiken Sensei

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