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  • --Michael
    Jun 18, 2006
      Do you have a link or an abstract or search phrase (Ogui?) for the NY
      Times article?

      Thansk in advance.


      --Michael

      --- John <ejohnt@...> wrote:

      > Yes, a good article,, also, note the recent one in the NY Times - In
      > gassho, Acala (John)
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: lotusaware
      > To: shinlist@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 10:39 PM
      > Subject: [shinlist] Re: Questions
      >
      >
      > Have you seen the latest issue of Tricycle Magazine?
      > It includes an interview with Socho (Bishop) Ogui of the BCA. He is
      > very clear and his answers are both cogent and helpful.
      >
      > Forgive my poor interpretation; if I have misquoted the error is
      > mine.
      >
      > Among other things he offers a distinction between
      >
      > "self-power" and "Other-Power" and then distinguishes them
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      > with "Absolute Other Power" in which the distinction of "self" and
      > "Other" disappears.
      >
      > He also offers a clarification about the position of Jodo Shin Shu
      > over the subject of meditation. He points out that meditating is a
      > natural activity of life and when treated as such is no different
      > than
      > any other part of life - so there is no problem. However if one is
      > seeking "merit" or is meditating because it will lead to a result
      > this
      > it is not recommended. He also puts this subject in its historical
      > context and feels that circumstances have changed which makes the
      > issue a non-issue.
      >
      > Remember this is the man for whom "Namu Amida Butsu" is one answer,
      > and having a good game of golf is another!
      >
      > Shaku Renjo (John)
      >
      > --- In shinlist@yahoogroups.com, "Aaron \(Joushin\) Boone"
      > <shoren108@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Truer words were not spoken LMC.
      > > It is indeed both so simple and yet so deep it can make your head
      > hurt. I am trying to muddle through but thankfully there isn't an
      > exam. Well it's an easy one, it's "Namu Amida Butsu".
      > >
      > > Gassho,
      > > Aaron (Shaku-Joushin)
      > >
      > > landmarkcommand <landmarkcommand@...> wrote:
      > > My deepest thanks to both Aaron and Chris for taking the
      > time and
      > > trouble to answer my queries.
      > > It certainly appears at one and the same time, to be both a very
      > > simple practice and yet of a depth of complexity that might also
      > > intimidate if I thought about it too much. Very glad that there
      > are
      > > people, both veterans and newer, who are here to help the seeker.
      > >
      > > Thanks again.
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      > > The Primal Vow was established out of deep compassion for us who
      > cannot become freed from the bondage of birth-and-death through any
      > religious practice, due to the abundance of blind passion. Since
      > its
      > basic intention is to effect the enlightenment of such an evil one,
      > the evil person who is led to true entrusting by Other Power is the
      > person who attains birth in the Pure Land. Thus, even the good
      > person
      > attains birth, how much more so the evil person!
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      > > Shinran Shonin
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