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 97

Prologue 97

The Original Vow of ‘if they should not certainly be born’
The all consummated  six-character Name equals Perfect Enlightenment
The radiance of the Vow-Power embraces and does not forsake me
I make my way on the Great Way feeling so free and happy

Attaining birth is the responsibility of Nyorai (Amida Budda).

Namu-amida-butsu, which is ‘the consummated fruition of enlightenment, the accomplishment of the self-benefiting and benefiting others’, manifesting as the command of ‘with right-mindedness, come at once!’, penetrates deeply into my body and provokes the feeling of joy of dharma, which awakens to the unsurpassed absolute faith.

Shinjin is ‘Namu-amida-butsu’; is the ‘beckoning echoes’.

Attaining birth is a matter for Nyorai, be sure not to be a busybody, be aware of a bombu’s capacity.

Be a foolish self and be simple-minded, then birth is easy. 

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