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!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Without your own interpretation

When you study the sacred text (Shinshu) as it is, without your own interpretation, shinjin is very easy. If you add in your thoughts or listen to a false teacher you will be getting nowhere and driven away from shinjin (false settling, mi-anjin). However, having a 'true' teacher (zenjishiki) is definitely a plus point.

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