Rennyo Shonin wrote these words:
Meetings are occasions when - even if only once a month - just those who practice the Nembutsu should at least gather in the meeting place and discuss their own faith - and the faith of others.
Recently, however, because matters of faith are never discussed in terms of right and wrong, the situation is deplorable beyond words.
In conclusion, there must definitely be discussions of faith from now on among those at the meetings. For this is how we are to attain birth in the true and real land of utmost bliss.
That's the purpose of this group - to be an online meeting place to talk about our faith - and the faith of others - in terms of what is right and wrong dharma for Shin Buddhists. Those who are sincerely seeking a path to Buddhahood are welcome to inquire. We will do our best to answer your questions.
Our inspiration for beginning this site comes from the founders of Shin Buddhism (also known as Jodo Shinshu), and from a living Shin Buddhist scholar, Eiken Kobai Sensei . His books can be found at http://web.mit.edu/stclair/www/kobai-index.html. They are a treasure of profound dharma teaching that we recommend to one and all.
- Jun 12, 2006
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