You've traveled up ten thousand steps in search of the Dharma.
So many long days in the archives, copying, copying.
The gravity of the Tang and the profundity of the Sung make heavy baggage.
Here! I've picked you a bunch of wildflowers.
Their meaning is the same
but they're much easier to carry.
(Master Hsu Yun)
'The Essential Shinran: A Buddhist Path of True Entrusting'
By Alfred Bloom (Editor), Ruben Havito (Foreword)
Renowned scholar Alfred Bloom presents the life and teachings of Shinran Shonin, the founder of Shin (or Pure Land) Buddhism, the most populist form of Buddhism in Japan, drawing extensively on the writings of this influential Japanese religious reformer.