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By Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

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This heretic, how depressing! can't you name a halt? Saichi’s center, being concerned, A middle in utter confusion, Saichi’s center emerging as excessive because the sky! the following comes the clever guy giving the caution: ‘O Saichi, pay attention, now's the time! ’ How thankful! ‘Now that Amida’s “Original Vow” is verified because the “Namu-amida-butsu”, you haven't any extra to fret approximately your self, hear, pay attention! if you happen to listen “Namu-amida-butsu”, you have got your rebirth within the natural Land. 171 172 mysticism: christian and buddhist The “Namu-amida-butsu” is yours. ’ How satisfied i'm for this favour! ‘Namu-amida-butsu! ’ Now i do know the place to deposit all my accumulated delusions: it truly is the place the ki and ho¯ are one – The ‘Namu-amida-butsu’. With this middle [thus identified], everywhere in the worlds as many as atoms, I roam enjoying in corporation with all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. consuming the ‘Namu-amida-butsu’, this center passes its time In satisfied corporation with the ‘Namu-amida-butsu’. How proud of this favour! ‘Namu-amida-butsu! ’ one hundred and five O you, my neighbors, taking a look at your hearts filled with wretchedness, Be now not ended in doubt Amida’s mercy, even though there's certainly this hazard. yet this can be the best mistake you're apt to dedicate. An utter wretchedness all of us to blame beings adventure Does without doubt develop into a beneficial treasure – this you may appreciate while karma ripens; For the ‘Namu-amida-butsu’ really achieves wonders. That the ‘Namu-amida-butsu’ really achieves wonders is that this: The oceans, mountains, eatables, waters, wooden used for our house-building, and all different issues dealt with through us accountable beings: they're all and sundry ameliorations of the ‘Namu-amidabutsu’. O my neighbors, be happy to consider this fact, For this is often all as a result of Oya-sama’s mercy. How thankful i think for all this! ‘Namu-amida-butsu, Namu-amida-butsu! ’ from saichi’s journals 106 How thankful! whilst i believe of it, all is through his [Amida’s] grace. O Saichi, what do you suggest through it? Ah, certain, his grace is actual truth. This Saichi was once made by way of his grace; The gown I put on was once made by way of his grace; The nutrients I consume used to be made by way of his grace; The footgear I wear was once made by way of his grace; any other factor we've during this global used to be all made by way of his grace, together with the bowl and the chopsticks; Even this workshop the place I paintings used to be made by way of his grace; there's rather not anything that isn't the ‘Namu-amida-butsu’. How chuffed i'm for all this! ‘Namu-amida-butsu! ’ 107 by way of your favour i'm became a Buddha; Infinitely nice is that this favour of yours – ‘Namu-amida-butsu! ’ 108 ‘Saichi’s ailment, is it cured by way of Swallowing the “Namu-amidabutsu”? ’ ‘O, no! ’ ‘If so, how is it cured? ’ ‘Yes, Saichi’s sickness is cured whilst it's swallowed up through the “Namu-amida-bu-sama”. ’ Saichi is now physically swallowed up via the capsule of the six syllables, And in the six syllables he leads a lifetime of gratitude. His lifetime of gratitude is certainly a secret, The secret of mysteries this! How satisfied i'm with the favour! ‘Namu-amida-butsu! ’ 173 174 mysticism: christian and buddhist 109 Saichi has whatever sturdy given him, The meditation of five Kalpas is given him.

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