Collected Works of Shinran

Prefatory Hymn

Reverently I say to fellow practicers who aspire for birth:
You should all deeply repent! Sakyamuni Tathagata is
truly our compassionate father and mother.
With a variety of compassionate means
he leads us to awaken the supreme shinjin.

Hymns on the Samadhi of All Buddhas’ Presence

In 1257, on the night of the ninth day of the second month,
during the hour of the tiger, I was told in a dream:


Entrust yourself to Amida’s Primal Vow.
Through the benefit of being grasped, never to be abandoned,
All who entrust themselves to the Primal Vow
Attain the supreme enlightenment.