Such is the benevolence of Amida’s great compassion, That we must strive to return it, even to the breaking of our bodies; Such is the benevolence of the masters and true teachers, That we must endeavor to repay it, even to our bones becoming dust. ♦ Hymns of the Dharma-Ages, 59.
My eyes being hindered by blind passions, I cannot perceive the light that grasps me; Yet the great compassion, without tiring, Illumines me always. ♦ Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha, The Collected Works of Shinran, Vol. 1.