If Salvation depends on Shinran’s view,
upon the compassion of the Buddha, then human calculation and effort are eliminated from the equation. Thus, people no longer
have too many their attachments, unreliable, intermittent practice of their deceptive minds as a means to the objective of
becoming among the truly settled. Because of the Vow, birth in the Pure Land
Thus, I am able to have comparatively less anxiety
when contemplating my libration from attachments and aversions. My goal is to become aware of the embrace of Infinite Compassion
in my life.
With faith in the Primal Vow, I can become truly
settled, being assured of birth in the Pure Land.
I don’t need to worry about the afterlife. I can focus my attention on living fully in the here and now. My faith takes
away the need to “do good” in order to be assured of future salvation.
Shinran offered a hopeful and compassionate teaching,
embracing even the most evil person. No one is condemned to hell. If even the most is embraced by compassion, it is relief
to know that I also am ensured of enlightenment.
Salvation depends on the invincible salvation
of the Buddha, not on human calculation. I guess Nirvana, Pure
Land, attaining enlightenment, all this is available in the here in now.
I don’t know what comes after death, no one does, in human limited experience, as far as we know, nirvana is now. Now
let’s go to the “don’t know” mind, not to be confused with the superstitious mind.