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!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

(Rev Zuikaku's translation)
“While Amida pretends to be ignorant, sentient beings go to the Pure Land as they please."
(Rev Zuio Inagaki's translation)
"Though Amida-sama acts as if he doesn't know it, sentient beings are born (in the Pure Land) according to their wishes."
(Editor's version)

Rev Zuio Inagaki's note:
It is Amida’s Vow-Power that enables you to attain birth in the Pure Land, but his Vow-Power is free of any attachment. So while Amida does everything for our birth, he is completely unattached. Normally you expect something like, “Amida does everything for our birth.”
Editor's input:
It's sentient being that's truly ignorant in this case. We are unthankful to Amida Buddha for his perfect arrangements or "designs."

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