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  • Andrew Nicholls (Temple Host) posted an update 2 years, 6 months ago

    “Sometimes my nembutsu practice is formal, sitting in the shrine room or on my bed. But often it’s when I’m outside, in touch with the natural world. This may be vocalised but, usually, it’s internal and subtle. Being out in the woods or hills in daylight or standing in the night-time garden, looking up at the stars puts me in touch with the miraculous, the wondrous, the timeless. The vastness of that sky, the unfathomable vastness of the universe. How extraordinary that, following the Big Bang, maybe even further back than that, energy transformed into whirling elements which came together to create our world. To create life, bodies made from millions of cells that know their own business. Cells that somehow became sentient. Thoughts, feelings, emotions, diversity. Relationships. Love. Far, far beyond my ability to comprehend. My practice puts me in touch with this and I feel full of awe. Nembutsu is circular – both a way of turning the attention to all of this and also an inadequate way of saying wow – how amazing, trying to inadequately express ‘thank you, thank you’.” ~ Sujatin

    Loved this quote from Sujatin in the 30 day Nembutsu so much I had to share it.

    Namo Amida Bu