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The Power of Namu Amida Butsu

本願名号正定業

至心信楽願為因

The Myogo of the Primal Vow has the power to bring about true settlement

It is because its cause is Amida’s Vow to grant shingyo (absolute happiness)



Explanation:


The Myogo (Namu Amida Butsu), which was created in accordance with Amida’s Primal Vow, has the amazing power to make us attain true settlement (absolute happiness).

Why? That is because Amida Buddha’s 18th Vow of granting shingyo (信楽) is its cause.


The Myogo of the Primal Vow:

The Myogo (Namu Amida Butsu) created in accordance with the Primal Vow of Amida Buddha.


The power to bring about true settlement:

The working of Namu Amida Butsu to save all people into the stage of the truly settled (absolute happiness; having had one’s birth in the Pure Land settled).


The Vow to grant shingyo (absolute happiness):

Amida Buddha’s Primal Vow (18th Vow), in which he promised to save all people, no matter who, into absolute happiness without fail. Those who are saved by this 18th Vow and attain true faith (信楽 shingyo) enter the stage of the truly settled.