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gregory steven lewis
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  • San Dimas, CA
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About Me:
new believer
Faith Background & Affiliation
previous Christian
Occupation or Primary Activity
Involvement in Spirituality/Religion
working for Liberation, enlightenment, Nirvana
What is your interest in Amida-shu
learn about Amida
How did you find this web site?
searching for answers
What country are you living in?
What is the nearest town to where you live? If in UK, please give first half of your postcode. Thank you.
san dimas
Are you a member of an Amida group/Congregation
not at the moment
What other interests do you have, eg Arts, Gardening and so on.
composing music, dogs, conversation about health & well-being
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At 22:28 on November 27, 2009, Susthama said…
Hi - yes, it's strange, I clicked on it and it took me to your main page. Sorry - don't know.
At 22:11 on November 11, 2009, Susthama said…
I'm not sure I'm qualified to answer that sort of question given that I've not been to either Pure Lands.

However, as a dull and ignorant fool I think I can say that chanting the Nembutsu is by far the easiest practice that I can do. And I benefit greatly in this life knowing that I am saved and loved and accepted by Amida Buddha which I suppose leads me to believe that I will benefit in a way that is unforeseen and unimaginable after I die.
At 12:44 on November 11, 2009, Susthama said…
Hi again,

Sorry for the delay in answering your question.

After reading the sutra, my impression was that this passage was very much an assurance that the group of followers listed on p.29 would attain rebirth in the Pureland and if there was any uncertainty then they would receive even more help from a group of eight who could show them the way to attain rebirth. So it could be that there are those for whom doubt is a big hindrance but not to worry - there is more help available to them if they want to be reborn and yet feel uncertain.

My general understanding is that anyone who recites the name of Amida at least once with a pure heart is assured of rebirth in the Pure Land and so faith that this is so is important.
At 22:24 on November 1, 2009, Susthama said…
Hi Greg,

Welcome and thanks for joining. I hope you find/recieve some interesting answers to your questions here.


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