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!
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The taste of discarding shinjin
--- Pondering over death!
We are notified of this thanks to the deep benevolence of the Buddha. To know “Oh, so that's how it is!” on hearing it is rather easy. To know is easy; however, to be notified of it is very difficult. “Knowing it” is a far cry from “being notified of it.” To know does not have any power. To be notified of it means to be notified by the Tathagata.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
We wish to attain birth with the power of saying the nembutsu.
To this day, to this moment,
We have been saying the nembutsu assiduously.
Isn't it shallow?
Our father of compassion is right here and
that's my honourable shinjin.
Both words and thoughts perish.
Together with Namo Amida Butsu
We walk side by side.