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, March 18, 2017

The Tathagata of unhindered Light filling the ten quarters

O World-Honored One, with the mind that is single, I take refuge in the Tathagata of unhindered Light filling the ten quarters” (Namo Amida Butsu).

The Tathagata of unhindered light” is Namo Amida Butsu, “with the mind that is single, I take refuge” is also Namo Amida Butsu. Therefore, the Shonin says,

It cannot be grasped by the mind or by words,
So take refuge in the Honoured-one beyond conceptual understanding.”

Zuiken (An extract)

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