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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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Three Obstacles

There are three obstacles that stand in the way of enlightenment. They can be removed by dedicating our merit to the welfare of others.  The first obstacle is grasping at the false self. This is removed by means of non-dual … 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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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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