No.30 The person with bad karma is the object [of the Original Vow]

Because Shin Buddhist awareness of “their bad karma” is beyond the realm of self-reflection, it is only through the transmission from master to disciple that we can fully understand the teaching that “the right object [of the Original Vow] is those who are [aware of their] bad karma.”

Humbly and respectfully
Chimyo Takehara
March 2005