This Monday has brought many lessons. I have returned to chanting Nembutsu formally twice a day. Also, I call the name of Amida throughout the day, like when I am washing the dishes. But I must say that the greatest lesson came from watching Kaspa’s Dharma talk ” What does the Buddha want me to do? “. I had a terrible argument with my mom this morning over something trivial. When I later watched Kaspa’s talk on YouTube, I realized that in a given moment Amida wants me to act with compassion. I understand that I need to be aware of the Buddha and seriously examine what he wants me to do. So, I went and apologized to my mom. And now I am trying to approach her with loving kindness. This experience was taught me that Buddha Remembrance is not just reciting the Buddha’s name, but letting his presence inform all my daily actions.