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“We All Are Amida At Play”


Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.


Shinran taught that what we seem to do ourselves is really Amida doing through us. Our very invocation of Her, nembutsu, is Her invoking Herself through us: our nembutsu – Her play.

My writing, my teaching, my ministering, my meditating, my singing, my composing, my painting, my photographing – none my, all Her.

I am – we all are – Amida at play.

So Amida taught through Shinran.