No Time to Get Angry - Promote Amitabha-recitation
Anger is an emotion that consumes energy. Our energy dissipates as we grow older. Let’s face it, our hair turns gray, and our vision is blurred. Can we afford to waste our energy on the cares and worries around us and get upset? Let’s spend our limited energy on repaying the kindness of Amitabha. Urge others to recite the Buddha’s name.
I remember Master Huijng once said to us, "When going out, keep warm, avoid catching a cold, and stay safe. The life of an Amitabha-reciter is the result of Amitabha Buddha's five kalpas of contemplation and countless kalpas of practice. It is very precious and should not be harmed carelessly. We should take care of ourselves so that we can use our lives to benefit others.
Master Huijing’s words are so touching! We were born into a rather humble existence, but have been transformed into something most precious with the six characters of Namo Amituofo.
Why waste our valuable time and energy on quarreling with people? How are we to face Amitabha Buddha? What a huge waste of our precious life it is to get worked up with negative emotions?
We should use our time and energy on worthwhile and meaningful things, such as having faith in Amitabha Buddha and teaching others to have faith too.
We are ordinary beings who are set in our own ways, and it is understandable that we are troubled by all sorts of problems. However, we should remember that our lives are esteemed and should be used for meaningful and meritorious causes.
(Translated by the Pure Land School Translation Team;
edited by Householder Fojin)
Faith in, and acceptance of, Amitabha’s deliverance
Single-minded recitation of Amitabha’s name
Aspiration to rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land
Comprehensive deliverance of all sentient beings