Settling the Three Minds on Birth in the Pure Land

The Buddhas teach unanimously and without reservation

That the nature of all sentient beings is perfection.

“There is nothing to add, and nothing to subtract.”

However, since beginningless time,

I have allowed the taint of ignorance

—the cognitive and affective obscurations—

to shroud this Buddha Nature.


Victorious Ones of the three times and the ten directions

as numerous as the grains of sand on the banks of the Ganges,

have attained full enlightenment,

and accumulated incalculable merit.

In Their kindness and compassion

They have made extensive Vows and dedicated this merit

to the manifestation of my true purity,

True being, true bliss, and true permanence.


I accept and dedicate the merits of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas,

Of Solitary Realizers and Disciples,

Of all Holy and ordinary beings,

As I dedicate my own —past, present and future,

Previously dedicated and yet to dedicate—

That I may arise spontaneously in Dewachen.


In that Pure Land,

I shall manifest from a golden lotus in the Holy Presence,

Receive the prophecy from the lips of the Protector,

And swiftly attain perfect enlightenment.


From that Pure Land,

I shall return to lead all those who suffer to Great Benefit.


May all who suffer hear the Holy Name.

May all take perfect refuge in the Lord of Boundless Radiance.

May all swiftly arise in the Pure Land of Bliss.


om Amideva hrih   om Amideva hrih   om Amideva hrih

om Amideva hrih   om Amideva hrih   om Amideva hrih

om Amideva hrih   om Amideva hrih   om Amideva hrih

om Amideva hrih

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to Settling the Three Minds on Birth in the Pure Land

  1. dharma pen says:

    Good morning Tashi…as I face my day…I really needed this reminder…thank you

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