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!

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Dear Dharma brothers,

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.

May you all give support to this blog as a way to support the true Dharma.

Humbly Gassho,

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