“The Buddha Amita is the Great Dharma King. May his Bodhisattvas guide you to the western Land. Morning and night hold his name; with sincerity recite it. At all times, in contemplation, think upon it well. With one mind unconfused, you'll realize Samadhi; When all creation's emptied, you'll enter the Lotus Land. Suddenly awakened to the uncreated, the Buddha appears in person. Then wonderful enlightenment is naturally attained.” (LY II 113)
“Why should we be mindful of the Buddha? It is because we have strong affinities with Amitabha Buddha. Amitabha Buddha became a Buddha ten kalpas ago. Before that he was called Bhikshu Dharma Treasury. At that time he made Forty-Eight Great Vows. In making his thirteenth and fourteenth]] vows he said, 'If the living beings throughout the ten directions say my name and do not become Buddhas, I will not attain the Right Enlightenment.' In other words, if people who recite his name did not become Buddhas, he would not have become a Buddha. And because of the power of Amitabha Buddha's vows, everyone who recites his name can be reborn in the Land of ultimate bliss.” (SS V]] 128)
”. . . whether one is intelligent, average, or stupid, if one recites the Buddha's name, one will definitely be born transformationally from a Lotus in the Land of ultimate bliss. One will not pass through a Womb but will enter a Lotus Flower, live in it for a while, and then realize Buddhahood.“ (AS 21)
What does it mean to transcend the three realms through the side door? It's like an insect in a piece of bamboo. If the insect were to gnaw its way out through the length of the bamboo, it would have to go through all the sections; it would take a long time. If the insect were to gnaw a hole in the side of the bamboo instead, it would get out very easily. people who are mindful of the Buddha are like the insect who goes out the side of the bamboo; they escape the three realms on a horizontal plane-right at the level they are. 'And carries one's karma into that rebirth.' The karma one carries is former karma, not current karma-it is old karma, not new karma. This means that before you understood the method of being mindful of the Buddha, you created offenses. You can take that karma with you when you go to rebirth in the Pure Land. But don't continue to create bad karma once you know about reciting the Buddha's name, because you can't go there if you are taking that karma along. (SS V]] 127-128)
“Morning and night, in motion and Stillness, at all times, you can recite. While moving you can recite and Change motion into Stillness; when still you can recite and turn the Stillness into motion. When there is neither motion nor Stillness, your telegram to Amita has gotten through and you've received his response.
“If you maintain your recitation with undivided attention morning and night without stopping, you may recite to the point that you don't know that you are walking when you walk, you don't feel thirsty when you are thirsty, and you don't experience hunger when you are hungry; you don't know cold in freezing weather, and you don't feel the warmth when you are warm. people and Dharmas are empty, and you and Amitabha Buddha become one. ”Amitabha Buddha is me, and I am Amitabha Buddha.” The two cannot be separated. recite single-mindedly and sincerely, without polluted thoughts. Pay no attention to worldly concerns. When you don't know the time and don't know the day, you may arrive at a miraculous state.” (LY II 114)
BTTS References: LY I, LY II; AS; FAS Ch22 56; EDR IV 152-153; SS V]] 126-129; PDS May, 1985, “Reciting the name of Guanshiyin Bodhisattva”; Rev. Master Hua, “Nianfo famen”, unpublished lecture, 12-16-85.
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These Good and Wise Advisors (Kaliyanamitra) Dharma Master teachers include Arya Venerables Om Tare Tuttare Ture Om Ah Hum and Namo to Jivaka, Charaka, Lao Zi - Mahakashapa, Ashwagosha, Shantideva - Hui Neng - Shen Kai Sheng Ren Shr, Bodhidharma, the 16 Nalanda Acharyas 1. Nagarjuna-Manjushri, 2. Arydeva, 3. Buddhapalita, 4. Bhavaviveka, 5. Chandrakirti and Chandragomin, 6. Shantideva, 7. Shantarakshita, 8. Kamalashila, 9. Asanga-Maitreya, 10. Vasubhandu, 11. Dignaga, 12. Dharmakirti, 13. Vimuktisena, 14. Haribhadra, 15. Gunaprabha, 16. Shakyaprabha; Dharmarakshita, Atisha, Tsong Khapa, Thogme Zangpo, Nyingma Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyel, Machig Lapdron, Tilopa, Naropa, Milarepa, Sakya Pandita, Fazang, Yunmen, Nichiren, Honen, Shinran, Kukai, Dogen, Hakuin, Jamgon Kongtrul, Nyingma Penor Rinpoche, Bakula Rinpoche, Dagri Rinpoche, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, Geshe Lama Kongchog, Longchen Rapjampa - Gosok Rinpoche, Phabongkha Rinpoche, Patrul Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Geshe Ngwang Dakpa, Geshe Sopa Rinpoche, Garchen Rinpoche, Karmapa, Sakya Trizin, Tenzin Gyatso the Dalai Lama, Hsu Yun, Hsuan Hua, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche, Ajahn Chah, Seung Sahn, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ajahn Sumedho, S. N. Goenka, Mama Ayur Punya Jyana Pushtim Kuriye Svaha, bowing at your feet I make requests. Please bestow on me the two attainments of Maha Punya and Maha Prajna Paramita. And thanks to other modern day masters. We consider them to be in accord with Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua’s ”Seven Guidelines for Recognizing Genuine Teachers”
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