Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Settlement of Birth

by Tokujo Jason Ranek

Amida’s name contains all things:

His Trikaya nature,
My bombu nature.

My taking refuge in Him,
His vows and practice on my behalf.

His perfect enlightenment,
My birth in the Pure Land.

That Amida truly abides
As Trikaya Buddha
Is not to be wondered at.

What is truly more wonderful?

Is the living Buddha on my lips!

Like waves make sense of water!
Like chimes intone the wind!

other poems by Tokujo Jason Ranek you can read here and here

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Anonymous said...

thank you for your commitment to the true teaching and for posting things like this poem. I had never even heard of it but it is now something I would like to read often
In Namu Amida Butsu

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