Tag Archives: Pure Land of Bliss

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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Skilful Means

What is the skilful means of the Bodhisattvas, by which they transfer all merit to others? It consists in five practices: bowing, praising, making vows, contemplating, and dedicating whatever merit and stock of good they have accumulated to all beings.   … Continue reading

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Without Doubt

Some teachers hold, “Because ordinary persons are not found in Sukhavati (the Pure Land), the present ordinary persons in this world will not be born there, despite their efforts.” This will harm sentient beings, for it gives rise to error … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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