"We can live a peaceful and unshaken life if we are aware that we are protected by Buddhas, Tathagatas, and enfolded in love and compassion of various holy ones." —Zuiken
Since Amida Buddha is true and real, it goes without saying that His daily protection is likewise true and real. Indeed, our compassionate Parent is altogether dependable and worthy of trust. So we don't need to be afraid of spiritual obstacles, whether internal (blind passions) or external (maras). We are secure in the protection of Amida's Light, which grasps and embraces us at all times and in all places. This is one of the 10 benefits in the present life of a true disciple of Shakyamuni, enabling us to live a life that is illuminated through and through by Great Compassion.
NAMO AMIDA BUTSU