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December 16, 1973 (Sunday evening)

176. On Causes and Conditions Affecting Oneís Decisions

 

Tomorrow someone is coming to borrow the tapes for the Heart Sutra and the Vajra Sutra to make a copy. The person in charge of the tapes should be ready to give those tapes to him. This person is a Mormon, but he is interested in studying the Buddhadharma. His mother is a Buddhist and hopes that her son, who is a college student, will also believe in Buddhism. The mother thinks that if her son hears these tapes, he might convert to Buddhism. Thatís just an idle thought. Whether or not it can come true depends on the personís causes and conditions.

 

(Timely Teachings Ch. 1 Part IV, page 218, following paragraph 1)