Northern Light wrote:I have read a little about the Yuzu Nembutsu Sect and really liked it - they are Pure Landers who are really into nondualism and consider that chanting the Nembutsu benefits all sentient beings and will contribute towards all sentient beings being born in Sukavhati.
Only thing I'd be wary about with the Yuzu Nembutsu Sect is their emphasis on group ritual. Part of their interconnected Nembutsu is the ceremony. If you watched the videos on the other thread, they were an official ceremony with many members participating.
Otherwise, I think the outlook of a lot of these nembutsu schools is somewhat interchangable; this is especially dependent on your local sangha. If you're practicing by yourself either way, and your local sangha is not too adamant about your viewpoint on practice, then reciting nembutsu for the good of all is more about your own motivation rather than some doctrinal standpoint. Not to out you or anything, but given Amida Shu's affinity with Jodo Shu, if you want to think of your recitations benefiting all around you, then I think there's no problem. Shoku was a student of Honen that was well aware of the entire Buddhist canon, his grand-student Ippen was one of the biggest proponents of nonduality. My point is that the aspect of the Yuzu Nembutsu practice that you like, is not necessarily outside of your own tradition.