Nosta wrote:Interesting story the one about the monk wishing an early rebirth...its my opposite lol. I wish i can stay here many years because i have the objective of "convert" more people to Pure Land. Particulary i would like to have auspicious signs that others could verify, so they can believe on me. Sometimes i have very specific dreams with specific details...and they happen in the very next day. This is an example of a sign that i can use.
I recall reading somewhere that Western Pure Land practice can give you a longer and healthier life. They don't call him the Buddha of Infinite Life for nothing
Do note that, from what I have learned, once reborn into the WPL you have the option to return to this world (as a Bodhisattva, of course) to help more people here. Being reborn in the WPL gives you so much divine power that you would be better at helping people than when you were an ordinary human.