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This episode is a little different than others in the series because it is a prose passage inserted into the collection instead of verses. It is like a little Dharma talk or message from Shinran himself. It is known as "On Jinen Hōni" Jinen Hōni is often rendered into...
In this episode we continue with 5 more verses of the Shōzōmatsu Wasan known as "Additional Hymns of Lament on the Term Hotoke." Hotoke commonly means "Buddha." According to the commentary found in The Collected Works of Shinran (CWS), "Probing into the origins of the term,...