And the word of the day is: Trust. Reciting the Nembutsu helps me feel connected to the sangha and helps me work towards trust. Rev. Kenyru T. Tsuji wrote:
"Namu Amida Butsu...
it is the song of gratitude
not of my finding the Buddha,
but Buddha finding me."
UDUMBARA: The Journal of Ekoji (Volume I: Summer, 1985) © 2007 Ekoji Buddhist Temple