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"Shinjin" Reads as True Mind


Question:

Write the words of Master Rennyo in which he taught that the characters of ‘shinjin’ (faith) are read as ‘true mind’. Give the source too.


Answer:

The two characters of shinjin, or 'faith', are read as 'true mind'.  ---The Letters

The two characters of 'shinjin', or 'faith', are read as 'true mind'. The 'true mind' refers not to the delusory mind of foolish beings [human beings], but solely to the mind of [Amida] Buddha.

(from the doctrine book 5-20)

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