Looking back at things since I started nembutsu practice I can’t deny how it has affected, changed me and my responses to life and how I live it . The mistake I suppose was looking and waiting for that kensho moment and had been told that it can be like that or a bit by bit thang that you recognise upon reflection. I only started in March and have been performing nembutsu and the odd diy one day retreat and apart from always enjoying the practice and whatever comes up certain skins/layers of mine have definitely begun to shed. This fills me with Absoloute confidence and faith in nembutsu to which I gently hold to dearly .
Good to check in here, a little later than Monday – and wonderful to hear of your ongoing experience of nembutsu, Ken. I often think of the Dharma of being like very fine rain – you don’t always notice it coming down, but before long you’re soaked!
I’ve set the day aside here for writing, which I’m trying to do more regularly – it works well. I’m enjoying writing my book on Pureland refuge, it feels like an act of taking refuge whenever I work on it.
Looking forward to our evening of Indian music on Sunday, we’ll post the video for those who can’t make it. Love to all, Namo Amida Bu.