In the first year of cultivation, Buddha Amitabha is right before our eyes;
the second year, He has already returned West;
by the time the third year rolls around, if someone inquires about Him or requests recitation [at a funeral, for example], payment is required before a few words are spoken or a few verses recited.
1. How is consistency in cultivating Dharma important to you?
2. How does fluctuations in that consistency aid one's Dharma cultivation?