Tag Archives: Holy Name

In the Present and the Future

If sentient beings are mindful of Amideva and recite his Holy Name, without fail they will see the Buddha in their present and their future lives.  —Sutra of the Samadhi of Heroic Advance

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Five Fundamental Practices

If a good man or woman performs the Five Fundamental Practices and has accomplished them, he or she will eventually attain birth in the Pure Land of Bliss and see Buddha Amideva. What are the Five Fundamental Practices? They are: … Continue reading

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Healing Prayers

Reverence to Amideva, Protector of all those without refuge, destroyer of all untimely death, Defender of precious human existence! May your nectar of long life make Dharma teachers live exceedingly long lives, and may their missions be accomplished! When I … Continue reading

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Mantra ATM

The Buddha utilized various similes to illustrate his teachings. While these images were appropriate and instructive in his time and place, modern urban Westerners are often at a loss to understand them.   For example, the Buddha Shakyamuni says that the … Continue reading

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Amideva Sutra, conclusion

“Shariputra, in the same way I praise the inconceivable virtue of all the Buddhas, all the Buddhas also praise my inconceivable virtues: ‘Shakyamuni Buddha, you have accomplished this most difficult and unprecedented achievement. While in this present world full of … Continue reading

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Instruction on the Contemplation Sutra, 11-15

The Holy Name enlightens people far and wide; It is subtle and wonderful and is heard everywhere in the ten directions. The Land is firmly upheld by Amideva, The Enlightened One, the Dharma-King. (11) The hosts of sages in the … Continue reading

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