Hi teacher, I just finished your class, which I always enjoy. Thank you. As I didn’t share a story with you just now, I decided to send it to you…
I had a vivid dream last night. I dreamt that I was taking a cab ride to the airport together with my Uncle and Aunt, who are also attending your classes with me.
We were caught in a maze during the ride, as we kept going back to the same spot. After a while, the whole atmosphere turned eerie, with trees growing very tall and roads becoming elevated.
I got scared and started to Niànfó (i.e. be mindful of the name of Amitā[bha] Buddha: ‘Āmítuófó’). My Uncle and Aunt followed, and within a short while, everything went back to normal. We were then able to continue our ride to the airport.
I woke up right after that, and didn’t feel scared at all. I was just amazed by the dream, and the power of Niànfó working even in it.
Námó Āmítuófó : KT
 The ride to the airport can represent the journey to anywhere, including departure from life.
 The maze can represent any situation repeatedly trapped in, including the cycle of rebirth.
 The frightening conditions of the nightmare was expression of negative karma.
 Even if conditioned by karmic creditor(s), it was essentially karmically caused by oneself.
 The ride can represent the horror of uncertainty or impending death.
 The threats and obstacles can represent those on the Difficult Path with only limited Self-power, and much negative karma.
 Normalisation leading to the way out was due to the support of Āmítuófó’s Other-power.
 Niànfó works even in dreams as it is essentially with the sincere mind that it is done.
 Effectiveness of Niànfó is proven as it switched a fearful state to a fearless state swiftly.
 The nightmare can be seen a way to ‘test’ readiness to Niànfó, even when with great fear.
 When fearful, there should be Niànfó with Faith, with which fear will dissipate.
 There should now be greater Faith that Niànfó will always work, when awake and asleep.
 The experience should be shared with loved ones to inspire them, including those in it.