Question: Why do I feel fear when I hear some slower chants of Amituofo’s name?
Answer: It is probably due to association with some tunes played during wakes. What you should do is transform your thoughts about slower Amituofo chants. You should see them as soothing Nianfo (mindfulness of the name of Amitabha Buddha – ‘Amituofo’) tunes, for accumulating blessings in everyday life, before finally guiding us to the most fortunate birth in Amituofo’s wonderful Pure Land. In this way, there will be dissociation with the needless ‘horror’ of death. A recommended tune can be heard at purelanders.com/mp3.