August 10, 2008
If I could actually accumulate some merit by my own power, I would help my dead parents by the grace of Invocation to Amida (But it is not I who can save me, but Amida himself). So I should give up the self-concieted attitude of hoping to save myself and others by the grace of religious practice (and I should rely on the grace of Amida).
am boggled that the author uses the term grace, a Christian term. Is there a concept of grace in Japan before the introduction of Chrisitanity?