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, August 21, 2016

The 17th Vow and 18th Vow of Amida Buddha

The 17th Vow and 18th Vow of Amida Buddha are closely connected.
In the 17th Vow, Amida's Name is praised and spread. And from the 18th Vow of "Hearing His Name (from the 17th Vow), having joy in faith," Amida's Name is heard.
17th Vow = Namo Amida Butsu (Great Practice)
18th Vow = Namo Amida Butsu (Great Shinjin)
Ho-on Nembutsu that we say after realising shinjin is no different from the practice in 17th Vow = Namo Amida Butsu
Therefore, nothing is not accomplished by Amida Buddha.

Zuizen Melvin _()_

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