I wish to make a note that from now on, I may ask Mr Gabriel Schelaefer's aid in editing or proofreading my translation on condition that Rev George Gantenby is too occupied. I have already asked his permission for this and I have obtained his greenlight! We will attest that Rev Zuiken's translations always keep to his original flavour without entwining our personal views.
I was impressed and fully agree with Gabriel Schelaefer's words in one of his emails to me, as follows:
I believe that we must all make every effort to keep our writing and speech on the Dharma free from the defilement of personal opinions, arbitrary views, and non-buddhist philosophies. Like clear glass, which only succeeds in transmitting light when it is completely transparent, we must be self-effacing in our presentation of the Dharma, realizing that we can only point the way to Amida Buddha. Our Founder always directed the way to the Primal Vow, and praised the masters of the Pure Land Way who preceded him for doing likewise. For this reason, I personally only follow faithful teachers, such as Rev. Gatenby in Australia, Rev. Dr. Kobai in Japan, or Shaku Josho in Romania, who seek to preserve and transmit the pure teaching of our Dharma masters without incorporating erroneous views.
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