Thursday, April 24, 2014

Again, on the "here and now" slogan

- fragment from a letter to a friend -

You say that the nembutsu of faith is too much related with death and afterlife and that you prefer something for the „here and now”. But this separation is only an illusion. In truth, death is not separated from the „here and now” as breath which comes out might not be followed by the breath which comes in.
In the „here and now” you can lose everything; in the „here and now” you or your loved ones can stop breathing, in the „here and now” you may suddenly find yourself in the afterlife, losing this human form, the chance of listening the Amida Dharma and receive faith. 

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