Pure Land Buddhism - Saving Grace of Buddha Amida

17 Poems of Master Hōnen

17 Poems of Master Hōnen. If from Buddha Amida My heart its col'ring gains, It will be like the beauteous boughs In autumn's crimson stains. Above the thatch of my mountain home The white clouds morning and evening hover. Ah! When shall the hour of that day come That the Birth in Amida's Pure Land purple me shall cover? Ten times Amida's Name shall pass...

One-Page Testament | Hōnen Shonin

One-Page Testament | Hōnen Shonin (Dictated 1212 C.E.) "The method of final salvation that I have propounded is neither a sort of meditation, such as has been practiced by many scholars in China and Japan, nor is it a repetition of the Buddha's name by those who have studied and understood the deep meaning of it. It is nothing but the mere repetition of the...

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