Today let's listen to five more verses in the collection "Pure Land Hymns on the Right, Semblance, and Last Dharma Ages." in today's group, Shinran explains how the Nembutsu teaching is a function of Wisdom. Our own aspiration for Awakening is in itself caused by the compassion of Śākyamuni and Amida for sentient beings. Amida entrusts his selected Primal Vow (the Nembutsu) to the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Mahāsthāmaprāpta. It is Mahāsthāmaprāpta (Wisdom) who nurtures us on the Pure Land path. Shinran says that "...since Amida's Vow is wisdom, the emergence of the mind of entrusting oneself to it is the arising of wisdom."
Please be well!
Palms together, Gary