Collected Works of Shinran

Concluding Hymns


When sentient beings of the evil world of the five defilements
Entrust themselves to the selected Primal Vow,
Virtues beyond description, explanation, and conceptual understanding
Fill those practicers


Bodhisattva Nagarjuna
Bodhisattva Vasubandhu


Master T’an-luan
Master Tao-ch’o
Master Shan-tao


Master Genshin
Master Genku

Listed above are Seven Masters

Prince Shotoku
Born on the 1st day of the first month
In the first year of Emperor Bidatsu,
1521 years after the passing of the Buddha.


It is taught, concerning Namu-amida-butsu,
That its virtue is like the vast waters of the ocean;
Having myself received that pure good,
I direct it equally to all sentient beings.