19.02.20. Funeral.

Monday. The funeral of my friend’s father. I didn’t know the gentleman. I attended because I knew his son. After the mass, I drove a few people from the church to the cemetery. When we were approaching the cemetery, an older Polish lady who was with us said: “We are born with nothing. We die with nothing. And yet, we create so much commotion!“.

8 thoughts on “19.02.20. Funeral.

  1. We are indeed spiritual idiots who don’t know where we come from and where we will be going. Yet, if we humbly accept the teaching on karma and don’t fight against it, things would become much clearer.

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    1. Hi Heng, yes, there is a great relief in acknowledging and accepting one’s foolishness. I had a dream a few nights ago in which I was telling my wife about Amida. I was telling her how hard it is to change, how broken and silly I am, and yet, despite all that, or perhaps because of it, I am saying the Nembutsu. I still can’t wrap my head around this practice. I have hard time accepting any transcendental claims and yet it brings me relief. But only when I internalise the concept of Amida and when I direct the Nembutsu towards it, it brings me peace. When I say it without this mindset – it does nothing. I have theory about it. But I need to still think it through. Or perhaps I am thinking too much. I hope your practice brings peace and happiness to you and yours.


      1. Hi Adrian, I think you are really thinking too much when it comes to nembutsu. Please remember that Nembutsu is not a practice or a struggle to meditate or sitting still. It is simply a channel that you tuned to, in or order to receive the infinite merits of Amida Buddha that would certainly enhance the quality of your present life and also the awareness that you have already been saved by Boundless Compassion. Namo Amida Butsu.

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