The radiant light, unhindered and inconceivable, eradicates suffering and brings realization of joy; the excellent Name, perfectly embodying all practices, eliminates obstacles and dispels doubt. This is the teaching and practice for our latter age; devote yourself solely to it. It is eye and limb in this defiled world; do not fail to endeavor in it. Accepting and living the supreme, universal Vow, then, abandon the defiled and aspire for the pure. Reverently embracing the Tathagata's teaching, respond in gratitude to his benevolence and be thankful for his compassion.

~ Shinran Shonin, Passages on the Pure Land Way

Friday, September 15, 2017

HORAI Introduction #206


Nirvana is the goal of human life, the perfection of personality, and the boundary of the perfection of compassion and wisdom. This is called “thusness [shinnyo],” “oneness [ichinyo],” and “ultimate reality [jissō].”

The teaching of birth in the Pure Land is the “unsurpassed skillful means [hōben]” leading to Nirvana.


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