On Other Practices
It may be asked, ‘All good practices are virtuous, and each enables one to attain birth in the Pure Land. Why is it then that the teaching of the nembutsu alone is encouraged? In answer, I would say, ‘When I now encourage everyone to practice the nembutsu, I do not mean to set aside the various other good practices. What I mean to say is that the nembutsu is not difficult to perform for either man or woman, whether high-born or low-born, and no matter when, where and under what kind of karmic condition … no practice is more accessible than the nembutsu.