"A woman who practices reciting Buddha Amitabha's name, is very tough and
recites "NAMO AMITABHA BUDDHA" three times daily. Although she is doing this
practice for over 10 years, she is still quite mean, shouting at people all
the time. She starts her practice lighting incense and hitting a little
A friend wanted to teach her a lesson, and just as she began her
recitation, he came to her door and called out: "miss Nuyen, miss Nuyen!".
As this was the time for her practice she got annoyed, but she said to
herself: "I have to struggle against my anger, so I will just ignore it."
And she continued: "NAMO AMITABHA BUDDHA, NAMO AMITABHA BUDDHA..."
But the man continued to shout her name, and she became more and more
She struggled against it and wondered if she should stop the recitation to
give the man a piece of her mind, but she continued reciting: "NAMO AMITABHA
BUDDHA, NAMO AMITABHA BUDDHA..."
The man outside heard it and continued: "Miss Nuyen, miss Nuyen..."
Then she could not stand it anymore, jumped up, slammed the door and went
to the gate and shouted: "Why do you have to behave like that? I am doing my
practice and you keep on shouting my name over and over!"
The gentleman smiled at her and said: "I just called your name for ten
minutes and you are so angry. You have been calling Amitabha Buddha's name
for more then ten years now; just imagine how angry he must be by now!"