January 13, 2015 – To commemorate Zuiken’s 34th memorial day, we are happy to publish this inaugural issue.
‘Myokonin’ literally means a wondrous, excellent person. It is used for a devout follower of Jodoshinshu, who lives a life of total dedication to Amida and whose acts and sayings, though they often run counter to common sense, reveal the depth of faith and true humanity.
Preamble. The Horai Association was founded by Zuiken S. Inagaki (1885-1981). It was originally a group of students to study the teaching of Jodoshinshu based on the writings of Horai School, which was begun by Dangai (1808-69) and succeeded by Ryuei Uryuzu (1820-1903) and Riken Katsura (1872-1944). Horai, literally “Dharma Thunder”, seeks to reveal the Continue reading
The Successor and Exponent of Horai Association (International) (KŌRŌ-SHŌ Award for the Promotion of Buddhism) Professor Emeritus, Ryukoku University. Born in Kobe, Nov. 1929; graduated from Kobe City University of Foreign Languages (B.A.), Ryukoku University (M.A.), and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (Ph.D., 1968). Lecturer in Buddhism at School of Oriental Continue reading
BETSUGAN WASAN The special vows of Amida by Ippen (1239 – 89) translated by Hisao Inagaki
Hiaku Rikugo A Hundred witty lines by Ippen (1239 – 1289) translated by Hisao Inagaki
Ryogemon My profession of Faith by Rennyo (1415-1499) translated by Hisao Inagaki
from Rennyo’s Letters translated by Hisao Inagaki et al
Rennyo Shonin Goichidaiki-kikigaki “Thus I have Heard from Rennyo Shonin” translation with notes by Zuio H. Inagaki
(31-60) translation with notes by Zuio Hisao Inagaki (31) Continuation of shinjin after attaining it: The continuation of shinjin after attaining it is nothing special. The continuation of the settled mind after attaining it along with continuation of the single thought of appreciative entrusting heart is called ‘being constantly mindful of Amida’ or ‘always eager to Continue reading
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