The Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Creed

Composed by Master Rennyo

I rely on Amida Buddha, with my whole heart, for the attainment of Nirvana.

I give up trust in my powerless self, and abandon all practices that rely on the false ego.

I know that, because of Amida Buddha's Boundless Compassion, I am assured of re-birth in His Pure Land the very moment that I put my trust in Him.

I call His Name, Namu Amida Butsu, in happiness and thanksgiving for the gift of His Universal Vow.

I am grateful to Shinran Shonin and his followers for leading me to this profound teaching.

I will try to live, throughout my life, according to the way of Nembutsu that they have taught.