Nembutsu of Gratitude

THE NEMBUTSU OF GRATITUDE

念 佛 法 恩

This beautiful musical piece with lyrics is the composition of Richard St. Clair. It is his heartfelt expression of Saying the Name of Amida Buddha in deep gratitude to The Buddha for His Boundless Compassion in bestowing on him the Inconceivable Gift of Shinjin. In his YouTube presentation, he writes…

This short vocal piece is an expression of the composer’s faith in and gratitude to the Buddha Amida for the assurance of salvation in the Pure Land at his life’s end. The composer wrote his own lyrics for this piece, which was written in one inspired evening in July 2016 in a burst of thankfulness. The lyrics are as follows:

Namu Amida Butsu, Namu Amida Butsu.
Amida is True and Real;
His Pure Land is True and Real.
I take refuge in the Primal Vow,
Amida’s Gift to all suffering beings,
embracing all and forsaking none.

Amida is my loving parent, my Oya-sama,
my Mother and my Father.
Thank You, Amida Buddha,
thank You Amida Buddha:
Namu Amida Butsu; Namu Amida Butsu.

You are my Refuge and my Salvation,
my joy at the certainty of Birth
as a True and real Buddha
in Your Land of Peace and Bliss.
What a Wondrous Gift, this Shinjin!

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Thank you Rick for your wonderful presentation of The Nembutsu of Gratitude, that is unfailingly recited by all our Dharma Brothers and Sisters who have received Amida Buddha’s Inconceivable Gift of Shinjin.

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Namo Amida Butsu 南 無 阿 彌 陀 佛
Namo Amida Butsu 南 無 阿 彌 陀 佛
Namo Amida Butsu 南 無 阿 彌 陀 佛

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