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Blind Passions and Boundless Compassion: The Foolish Being and the Awakening of Infinite Light

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How can we receive the circumstances of life’s unavoidable suffering while realizing boundless compassion? Mark T. Unno, a fourteenth-generation Shin Buddhist priest and the head of the Religious Studies department at the University of Oregon, explores the concept of compassion in Shin Buddhism. Using four illustrative personal stories, he invites us to find compassion in even our darkest moments.

Mark T. Unno is a Shin Buddhist priest and the Religious Studies Department head at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Shingon Refractions: Myoe and the Mantra of Light.