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Amida Buddha Still Calls (poem)

If I knew good and
evil like Amida does,
then I'd be Buddha.
Yet all I am is a fool
who recites the Nembutsu.

This is why a fool like me
is no good to set
an example since I call
to Amida now
and then. How slothful am I!

Even so, a fool
such as this one who writes
of the Buddha
tries to show perseverance
outdoes inconsistency.

No matter how many times
I recite the Name,
Amida Buddha still calls
through me as I chant,
"Namu Amida Butsu!"

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