Kanji for Muryoko

'Infinite Light'

Journal of Shin Buddhism

Poem by Jim Reels

Namu Amida Buddha


Namu Amida Buddha Namu Amida Buddha
his holy name resounds
throughout the universe
with infinite mercy and boundless light
the three poisons
he confounds
saving samsaric beings like me
from our evil fate
simple faith in his name
assures rebirth in his pureland
where the perfect dharma is preached with no defilements of any kind
buddhahood can easily be reached
afterward returning to this world
leading all to the other shore
who once trapped by samsara
will play the game no more.

Namu Amida Buddha


(© Copyright Jim Reels, 19 October 2004)


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