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Five Fundamental Practices

In his Treatise on the Pure Land, Arya Vasubandhu set forth five fundamental practices for birth in the Pure Land: 1.    Honoring Amideva through bowing and making offerings; 2.    Proclaiming and praising Amideva’s Vows, and extolling His virtues; 3.    Generating … Continue reading

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Essential and Auxiliary

There are some who say, “The statement that by recitation of the Holy Name of Amideva one may be born in the Pure Land is an example of a temporally displaced intention. Rebirth may refer to a birth many lifetimes … Continue reading

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Appropriate Practice

You should undertake practice in accord with your opportunities and conditions, and seek emancipation. Why do you obstruct and confuse me with what is not the essential practice corresponding to my conditions?   What I desire is the practice corresponding to … Continue reading

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