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August 27, 2018

At the Risk of Their Lives to Kyoto?

Why did they go to Kyoto tosee Master Shinran at therisk of their lives?

“We just live transiently,and disappear. Is that all? For what purpose do human be-ings live? I can’t stand it ifmy life goes on like this.There should be someth...

August 4, 2018

Shinran struggled to precisely convey the universal wonder of Amida’s Vow for all human beings in his native tongue of Japanese. But the great Vow applies to all the world, all its languages and all its peoples. Imagine the challenge to exact the same precision of this...

July 23, 2018

Tannisho, broadcasted from the radio, feels so sweet and familiar. Among people coming to the Buddhist seminars, more and more of them are listening to Unlocking Tannisho on the radio. Sayoko Nishinome, 62, Yamagata prefecture, lost her parents in her childhood. She fe...

March 4, 2018

In this world as fleeting and unstable as a burning house,
inhabited by human beings beset by worldly passions, all is idleness and
foolishness, utterly devoid of truth. Only the nembutsu is true.
(Tannisho, Epilogue)

Shinran’s statement above is sweeping. Truly, everyt...

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October 16, 2019