This is a time of change for me, both outer and inner - with a concommitant re-focussing and re-orientation of emphasis. There's much inner exploration and inner connection going on for me, and a further deepening and strengthening of my sense of vocation. Some of this is through inner volition but much is through Nyorai's Grace.
In some recent correspondence with a Christian friend, my attention was drawn to the Apostles Creed. There is nothing equivalent, as far as I am aware, in Pureland, but if there were it might go something like this...I believe in the Unborn, the Unconditioned, the UncreateI believe in Amida Nyoraiof measureless life and boundless lightwho made 48 great expressions of faithby which all beings might find salvation.I believe in uncontable Buddhas and bodhiasattvasin the ten directions and the three timesin their absolute nature, manifest presence and spiritual beingI believe that without creation, judgement or self-justificationthe Buddhas are our friendsand teach the Dharmato bestow merit and liberation.I believe in the sanghaI believe in the fallible and vulnerable nature of all beingsand that the compassion of the Buddhas is directed especiallyto those who realise their frailty of nature.I believe in the Pure Landand the generation of Buddha Landswhere all will quickly awaken.I believe in the Nameby which all are blessedand by which we may express our gratitudeNamo Amida Bu..