It is nice to have this book fair, nice that people are interested in the Dharma. Sorry I spazzed at you on FB the other day, the words you said just triggered a reaction in me faster than I could think and something made me write a comment. It’s just there is so much work, and there is so much suffering around, and Pure Land is not when there are a few wonderful people around you. Also sometimes the wonderful friends can turn away in the moment of hardship, but someone seemingly irrelevant or rude could give their life for you.
There is a video of Kalu Rinpoche confessions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5Ka3bEN1rs , I hope you saw it, and if not I hope you don’t mind me posting here, because in my mind there is a connection to everything.