Needless to say, he endured tremendous physical pain and sufferings for all these long years.
Left home people should all try to emulate the selfless acts of these great monks. They:
Lay people should resolve to quickly attain Bodhi. If you feel that you cannot attain liberation this lifetime then you should resolve to attain rebirth to the Western Bliss Pure Land so that you can become a Buddha the very next lifetime. In that way, your encountering with Mahayana and our enlightened teachers’ efforts would have not been in vain.