THE 20TH CENTURY WILL END in a few years. We frequently hear that because of the many problems that arise in our technologically-advanced society that borders on the phenomenal, and because of the collapse of Marxism, that the 21st century will be the “religious century,” or the “period of the mind/heart.”

I believe the teaching of Jodo-Shinshu will be the light that leads the people of the 21st Century to live fully and strongly.