Letters of the Tradition

Letter 1 “According to Shin Buddhism, there are two kinds of people who seek birth in the Pure Land: those of Other Power and those of self-power. This has been taught by the Indian masters and Pure Land teachers.” Gutoku Shinran Kencho 7 [1255], Tenth month, 3rd day
Letter 2 “I have heard that because of Jishin’s statements concerning the teaching, people of Hitachi and Shimotsuke have, in their saying of the nembutsu, changed utterly from what I had for long years been given to understand. This deeply saddens me.” Gutoku Shinran [Year unknown] Fifth month, 29th day