Memory and Amida’s Vow

By Rev. Ryoko Osa

We all know death is a fact of life, but how about our “second death”?

Imagine 100 years after your death, probably no one alive will have known you or met you directly. Like in the movie “Coco,” human beings experience two deaths. The “first death” is physical—the death of the body. The “second death” is the moment no one remembers you. It’s an idea that seems to say memory is what life is really about. Continue reading “Memory and Amida’s Vow”