Faith, saying of the Name and wish to be born
in the Pure Land are the only three elements
of Amida's Primal Vow.
He also compared the koan in Rinzai Zen with what Shinran called, giving up to any calculations. Then he mentioned this: "I would say that any practitioner of any Mahayanist school who is practicing with an obsessive mind for results, is in error".
The Nembutsu of faith should not be compared with "just sitting", "mushotoku" or whatever it is said on the Zen Path. However, this Nembutsu is the only way for ordinary people like us to reach the state of no desire, no personal goal, no ego, and the complete capacity to help all beings. One can have faith but still remain an ego centered person until one is actually born in the