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Walking.....Walking is the most natural of acts, yet walking with Namu Amida Bu is not no ordinary walking. The entire body with the mind says Namu Amida Bu, this is the most wonderful walking.

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At 0:21 on June 18, 2014, David Rogers said…

Thank you Jiko - it's fantastic to be back!  I hope to meet you some time, maybe at a retreat or gathering.  Namo Amida Bu.

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Stories of birth in the Pure Land

Posted on March 16, 2016 at 10:30 1 Comment

When I first encountered Pure Land Buddhism, it was through the Chinese schools. These schools are full of stories of birth in the Pure Land, also stories of the practice of nembutsu in life. Personally, I find these stories to be helpful for our faith.

There are stories of Ojo in Japan also, although not as much and, very different in description which I found to be odd.

The difference in stories, I can only assume is because of the different reliance on vows. 19th vow promising a… Continue

Ippen Shonin Letter 7

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 18:07 0 Comments

"Birth through the Nembutsu" means that Nembutsu is birth. Namu is the mind that entrusts, Amida-Butsu is the practice entrusted to. The one thought-moment in which mind and practice interfuse is birth.

People who, upon saying Namu-Amida-Butsu, cease to weigh the good and evil or right and wrong of their own hearts and minds, and who possess no anticipation of anything coming after, are said to be practicers in whom true entrusting is decisively settled.

There must be no… Continue

How can you be certain of birth into the Pure Land ?

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 15:26 0 Comments

Ippen Shonin says;

Everybody laments not awakening faith that their birth is decisively settled. This is completely absurd. No settledness is to be found in the hearts of foolish beings. Settledness is the Name. Thus, even though you lack faith that your birth is decisively settled, if you say the Name leaving all to your lips, you will be born. Birth, then, does not depend on the attitude of heart and mind; it is through the Name that you will be born.If you think you can…


Ippen Shonin Golden Words

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 0:14 0 Comments

Reply written to bishop kogen, who asked about the mind firmly settled in nembutsu.

You have asked me to discuss the proper attitude of the person practicing nembutsu. Outside of saying Namu Amida Butsu, there is no proper attitude whatever; outside of this, there is no settled mind to be discussed. A multitude of doctrines have been established and left behind by the many wise masters, but they are all merely temporary statements made in response to different… Continue


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