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 True Essence of Anjin: Hymn 1/13

All honor to the venerable Shakyamuni Buddha!
All honor to the venerable Amida Buddha!
Buddhas are inconceivable and precious,
For their appearance in this world
Is to rescue all sentient beings.
The two honorable ones, Sakyamuni and Amida Buddhas, are our compassionate Parents,    
For their benevolence and grace are so immense and profound that we can never repay them.
Bombu and Buddha are different in level;
There are fifty two levels of difference between them.   
The Buddha is our compassionate Parent, the Tathagata,
Who is most revered, and worthy of praise;
To whom we shall always repay His benovelence.
Greetings, my companions!
Illumined and fostered by the Triple Gems the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha,
We shall strive to seek the Dharma, and disentangle life and death;
We shall spread the true Dharma pervasively throughout the ten directions.
Just like the grass and trees in the open field of summer,
They are equally watered by the rain of the Dharma. 

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