"Especially because you are an ordinary person, you can't afford not to be sure where you go after death. So, if you encountered Amida's helping hand, accept it immediately, without any second thought. You must not assume yourself any risk and do not allow death to catch you unprepared, that is, without faith (shinjin). Let smart guys and virtuous practitioners dwell in the 'here and now,' realize emptiness, oneness, or whatever they say they realize, but you stay humble and cling to the sleeves of Amida."
~ Rev. Josho Adrian Cirlea