In the video, someone asked:“Typically when someone is deep in suffering, they do not have the strength nor determination to even start doing the repentance. How then can we help these people?”
The analogy given by Venerable Ru Jun was very apt. At 44:25, he mentioned that we will need to take the leap of faith by trusting those who have walked the path. Liken to someone who has ascend to the summit of a mountain will give you the advice that, the view on top is breathtaking… Persevere and you will enjoy the same experience soon upon reaching the top.
If you are the climber who hasn’t started, will you choose to start your climb by believing in those who have completed their climb?
We can contemplate further on this point to see how we could develop further compelling narratives to help those around us to start the climb.