I found this in Honen's 'The Promise of Amida Buddha' this morning & thought you'd like it. Namo Amida Bu.
All of our deeds in the realms of samsara result from ties with the three worldly passions of greed, anger and ignorance. Understand that when the worldly passions of greed, anger, and ignorance surface, an illusion arises that causes one to fall into the lower realms. Do your best to prevent such an occurrence.
If these worldly passions arise, merely think of them as a guest of the heart, and think of nembutsu as the host of the heart. In this way, birth in the Pure Land will be possible. Contrarily, if you think of the worldly passions as the host and nembutsu as the guest, nembutsu becomes virtue mixed with worldly passions and falsity, making rebirth in the Pure Land impossible.
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