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Ippen Shōnin: Among All

Among all living things

—mountains and rivers, grasses and trees,

the sounds of blowing winds and rising waves—

there is nothing that is not the Name.

Source: The Great Middle Way

Ippen Shōnin (1234–1289) was a Japanese Buddhist itinerant preacher who founded the Ji-shū branch of Pure Land Buddhism.

Ippen and the Warrior (Wikimedia Commons)

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