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!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Unit 109

Coming back to the Primal Vow
After several tens of years—
Feeling settled after
Having met the compassionate Parent.

Without feeling content with this one Primal Vow-power, you will take any poisons and medicines that come along, helter-skelter. Good as well as evil religions, you ‘eat’ them higgledy-piggledy, as though they would do you good after ‘eating’ them. Whatever comes from the self-power field of bombu cannot avail themselves of birth in the true and real Fulfilled Land.

Shinjin is not to be acquired. We just look up to the inconceivable Buddha-wisdom as inconceivable; we accept it with reverence unceasingly, to the last. Once we entrust in the Buddha-wisdom, it immediately fills our body and mind. Once we entrust in and accept the Name (Namo Amida Butsu), the virtue of the Name naturally becomes ours; and we become the master of Namo Amida Butsu and are born there [in the Pure Land]. This inconceivability we term ‘Buddha-Dharma’.

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