Chapter 61

1. Pity and Sincerity* are, for all the Saints of the past and also of the future, the essential base and root of brightness, the wonderful Gate that lets them see everywhere.
*(Mercy and Humane Treatment)

2. They are also the Straight Path one walks upon, keeping to one side the length of the great sea of troubles in the Three Worlds.

3. Among the many thousands of people rarely is even one found to walk in this Path!

4. Were there any who devoted themselves thereto, thanks to this Path they would be born in the Pure Land, they would free and save themselves from penalties, and would, at last, without fear, rejoice for evermore in calmness and tranquillity.