Message to a class participant occasionally bumped into outside class (again):
Sincere apologies for having sounded like a broken record when we met (again), urging once again to come to class to learn more. (The one class you attended was just the tip of the iceberg, with more to learn.) It was awkward to answer the repeated ‘How’s life?’ questions with the same old expected and perfunctory polite answers. Here are some real answers…
How’s life? A relative departed recently… sooner than expected. How’s life? That’s life… but am glad the Pure Land teachings were shared in time, which were taken to heart and practised in time. This was not said, that you looked much older, since we last met. It was a little shocking.
How’s life? Life is short. There is only so much (or rather, so little) time to learn and practise sincerely. Why settle for anything less than the swiftest path to Buddhahood – for guiding oneself and loved ones too? The Pure Land teachings are too precious to miss. There is much to learn. Here are some articles to share…
The Student Who Passed Away After Skipping Class
Why You Should Master The Pure Land Teachings Now
Recent Students’ Sharing On Learning To Guide A Relative In Time