Showing posts with label NONHUMAN BEINGS AND NEMBUTSU. Show all posts
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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Helping animals make a connection with Amida Buddha

Here it looks like Codita is bowing his
head in front of Amida image
No human being arrived today for the service, so I recited Nembutsu with one of the dogs of Amidaji - Codita.
Even if animals may not understand human language is beneficial for them to hear the sacred Name and see holy images of Amida. This plants a seed in their mental stream and will help them make a karmic connection which Amida Buddha and His Dharma, which one day, perhaps in a better rebirth, will result in becoming open to His Primal Vow. This is why I encourage you to say Nembutsu in the presence of animals, make them see Amida images and even put statues with Amida on the crown of their head.

NEW poems by Gansen John Welch