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Good sons and daughters! Great love and compassion are called Buddha-nature. Why? Because great love and compassion always accompany the bodhisattva, just as shadows accompany things. All sentient being will without fail ultimately realize great love and compassion….Buddha-nature is called “state of regarding each being as one’s only child.”…

 

--Nirvana Sutra

 

 

 

In my own life, this means that no matter what my shortcomings are, I realize and am always aware of the great love and compassion which embraces me and that I will attain enlightenment.

 

--Lorein Cipriano

 

 

For me, this means that even though I may err at times, I can rest assured that I will still make it to the Pure Land.

 

--Gina Vezzola

 

 

We are all parts of universal web of being  that stretches across all universal dimensions. All matter of energy are interrelated to all sentient beings are grasped in the infinite, compassionate embrace of Amida. Thus, all beings influence and are influenced by me and are composed of the same substance that composes me all living things have genetic and molecular material in common. How can I not see all others as, at the very least, my cousin, if not my own parent or child?

 

--Robert Orsi

 

 

I am inspired by this inner meaning of the Nembutsu, I realize I must work for peace and human good, acutely aware of the deceptive pretension and limitations of action implicit in my passion ridden human nature. I cannot take credit for anything I achieve. Shinran was quite aware that good could come from ego-driven action, but that does not validate our egoism as good. 

 

--John Brooks

Namu Amida Butsu!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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