Is there any meaning in life?
" What is the reason why we should live
when life is filled with so much pain?"
Master Shinran has provided a clear answer for this query.
"Amida's inconceivable Vow is a great ship that carries us across the sea that is difficult to cross, and his unimpeded light is the sun of wisdom that destroys the mind of darkness."This is a great manifesto for all humanity. It means that Amida's Vow to save all beings is the sun that eradicates the darkness which is the root of human suffering, and a great ship on which all are borne cheerfully and happily across life's sea of endless waves of tribulation. To board this ship is indeed the purpose of life.
No matter how painful life might be, you must strive and live until you fulfill this purpose.
With undeviating spirit, Master Shinran propagated this one message throught his 90 years of life.