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!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Prologue 88

Prologue 93

When the clouds of the three kinds of existence (of life and death) disperse
The oneness of the Dharma-realm, the true body is revealed

Ah, the luminous Moon (the Primal-Vow and the Name)!
‘The Dharma’ is truly wonderful! Even I can also be saved, how amazing this is!
The irrefutable evidence is ‘Namu-amida-butsu’.
The moonlight is beaming brightly; even the ‘faith’ is out of sight
To attain faith or not is just an idea of man
Amida Buddha and I are like the pine leaf:
Both sides are the same
When Nyorai begins to show His face, all things are unraveled.  Namu-amida-butsu is Nyorai. The Primal-Vow, the Name, the beckoning sounds, the Perfect Enlightenment, all is Nyorai. To encounter Nyorai, it makes the spirit high.

My only duty is to hand over my life-and-death to life-and-death, while roaming in the echoes of nembutsu to repay the kindness of Buddha.

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