Amideva Sutra, 5th section

glorious-sukhavati“Shariputra, as I have now praised the sublime virtue of Amideva, who established the recitation of his Holy Name for birth, the Buddhas to the east, to the south, to the west, to the north, in the lower regions, and in the upper regions, as numerous as the sands of the Ganges River —each from their own Lands, have extended their vast tongues encompassing a trillion world systems, pronouncing these words of truth: ‘All of you should accept the Sutra of All the Buddhas Who Praise the Inconceivable Virtue of Amideva.’ 

“Shariputra, why do you think this discourse was given the appellation the Sutra of All the Buddhas Who Praise the Inconceivable Virtue of Amideva? Shariputra, if good men and good women hear the name of this sutra and the name of Amideva praised by all the Buddhas, these good men and good women will be protected by all the Buddhas and all will attain supreme perfect enlightenment without veering from the path. For that reason, Shariputra, all of you take these words of mine and of all the Buddhas, accept them and place your trust in them.  

“Shariputra, whosoever aspired in the past, aspires now, or will aspire in the future to birth in Amideva’s Land of Ultimate Bliss, they will all attain supreme perfect enlightenment without veering from the path. That is the reason, Shariputra, those among good men and good women who cultivate serene trust, if they vow to attain birth in the Land of Ultimate Bliss and recite the Holy Name, they shall assuredly attain that birth.

[from the Skt. (Smaller) Sukhavativyuha sutra, Ch. Amituo jing, Jp. Amida-kyo, based on the translation of Kumarajiva]

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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