Upasaka Wu shows special filial regard for his mother,
who, at over eighty, protects the Dharma by dwelling in semi-seclusion where she
carries on a rigorous schedule of cultivation. Rising every day before 4 am, she
recites morning recitation, bows to the Buddhas and then sits in meditation. During the day she recites the name of the Buddha, intent upon ending
birth and death and gaining rebirth in the Pure Land of Amitabha. In addition,
despite the fact that she is in practical terms illiterate, she has come to be
able to recite the Mahayana Sutra texts. Every day she recites several chapters
of the Avatamsaka Sutra, as well as other selected texts, such as the Lotus
Sutra and the Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra. Before sunset she
recites evening recitation and at dark, mindful of the virtues of conservation,
she puts the sutra texts aside to meditate on the name of Amitabha Buddha since
it is a practice she can do without lighting a lamp.
Both Upasaka Wu and his mother seem to take great
pleasure in protecting and propagating the Buddhadharma.