Re: [shinlist] The Bodhisattvic Return
- Shinran's final words"
"Though I return to the Pure Land of Eternal Peace after my life is at an end,
Yet shall I return to this world, again and again,
Just as the waves of Wakanoura Bay return to the beach....
When you rejoice in the Nembutsu, consider that two actually rejoice
When you rejoice with another, consider that there are three,
And that other is Shinran..."
For an intriguing interpretation of this passage you might want to read the Rev.
Marvin Harada's article below.
Where I think my point of departure is from standard treatments of Shinshu is in
the understanding of 'nembutsu.' Is it the Name and/or the recitation of the
Name in gratitude, or is it this and more? And could that more be enacted
gratitude? bodhisattvic enactment?
With palms together
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ray King" <rayking63@y...> wrote:
> I found this essay in "Living in Amida's Universal Vow" to be veryThere are a couple of articles by Akira Omine
> "Shinjin is the Eternal Now" by Omine Akira
published by the Center for Contemporary Shin
Buddhists Studies and available for download
as PDF files att the IBS on-line reading room
Religion and Language: The Soteriological
Significance of Religious Language
Jodo Shinshu in the 21st Century: A Return to the
Starting Point of Religion
Reverend Omine will be speaking at the Berkeley
Buddhist Temple at 2121 Channing Way this Sunday,
August 22nd at 9:30am. The talk will be given in
Japanese with English translation by Dr. David
Matsumoto of IBS.