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!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Amida's Primal Vow Accords With The Nature Of Beings

Amida Buddha have my 'honourable clothing of Namo Amida Butsu' custom made. He then put it on me and says, "Son, your 'honourable clothing of Namo Amida Butsu' has been put on and you shall be ready for birth." Amida has custom made everyone of us the 'honourable clothing of Namo Amida Butsu,' how unthankful and shameful we are!
Gasshou
Adapted from Zuiken's work
Note: The explanation above touches on a verse from Shoshinge that Amida's Primal Vow ACCORDS WITH THE NATURE OF BEINGS.
"The masters of India in the west, who explained the teaching in treatises,
And the eminent monks of China and Japan,
Clarified the Great Sage's true intent in appearing in the world,
And revealed that Amida's Primal Vow accords with the nature of beings."

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