re: pure land here & now
I am with you on that one, Mark. The "pure land" is here and now, just a matter of point of viewI am glad to hear others with this point of view, which is what I have always felt. My memory is fading but I believe I asked this question of Alfred Bloom many years ago [on his internet sangha]. And, the answer I recall getting was that the Pure Land was absolutely not in this world and was specifically a place you go when you die. So, I guess I'm still processing that in terms of trying to get a feel for where I am in relation to others of the Shin Buddhist fold. All of that said it all boils down to my seeking validation, which is an ego-centric exercise. If I would just follow the Buddha Within these things would work themselves out. By the way, I'm in Seattle, anyone nearby? Leftcoast.
In a message dated 4/1/04 2:46:06 AM, leftcoast1962@... writes:
By the way, I'm in Seattle, anyone nearby? Leftcoast.
Isn't there a Shin temple in Seattle led by Rev. Don Castro (who is not Japanese)?
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> In a message dated 4/1/04 2:46:06 AM, leftcoast1962@a... writes:
> > By the way, I'm in Seattle, anyone nearby? Leftcoast.
> Isn't there a Shin temple in Seattle led by Rev. Don Castro (who is
> Rick S
> (Shaku Egen)
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