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 +Part of the List of [[Dharma Terms]] from the [[Buddhist Ayurveda]] Course ([[SKT220]] ) on [[Sanskrit Terms]] of [[Ayurveda]] and [[Dharma]]
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 +======= Buddha Recitation =======
 +
 +[[Buddha recitation]]
 +
 +
 +"The [[Buddha]] [[Amita]] is the [[Great]] [[Dharma]] [[King]]. ​
 +May his [[Bodhisattva]]s [[guide]] you to the [[west]]ern [[Land]]. ​
 +Morning and [[night]] [[hold]] his [[name]]; with sincerity [[recite]] it. 
 +At all [[time]]s, in contemplation,​ think upon it well. 
 +With one [[mind]] un[[confuse]]d,​ you'll [[realize]] [[Samadhi]];​
 +When all [[creation]]'​s emptied, you'll [[enter]] the [[Lotus]] [[Land]]. ​
 +Suddenly [[awaken]]ed to the un[[create]]d,​ the [[Buddha]] [[appear]]s
 +in [[person]]. ​
 +Then [[wonderful]] [[enlightenment]] is [[natural]]ly [[attain]]ed."​
 +([[LY]] II 113)
 +
 +[[Buddha recitation]] refers to [[mindful]] [[recitation]],​ whether aloud or silently,
 +of the [[name]] of a particular [[Buddha]], usually the [[Buddha]] [[Amita]]: "​[[Namo]] [[Amita Buddha]]"​.
 +
 +"When the [[water]]-[[clear]]ing [[Pearl]]
 +Is tossed in muddy [[water]],
 +The muddy [[water]] [[become]]s [[clear]]. ​
 +When the [[Buddha]]'​s [[name]]
 +[[enter]]s a [[confuse]]d [[mind]],
 +The [[confuse]]d [[mind]] [[attain]]s the [[Buddha]]. ​
 +
 +"Why should we be [[mindful]] of the [[Buddha]]? It is be[[cause]] we have [[strong]]
 +[[affinities]] with [[Amitabha Buddha]]. [[Amitabha Buddha]] became a [[Buddha]] [[ten]] [[kalpa]]s ago.
 +Before that he was called [[Bhikshu]] [[Dharma]] [[Treasury]]. At that [[time]] he made
 +[[Forty-Eight]] [[Great Vows]]. In making his [[thirteen]]th and [[fourteen]]th]] [[vow]]s he
 +said, 'If the [[living beings]] throughout the [[ten directions]] say my [[name]] and do
 +not [[become]] [[Buddha]]s,​ I will not [[attain]] the [[Right Enlightenment]].'​ In [[other]]
 +[[word]]s, if [[people]] who [[recite]] his [[name]] did not [[become]] [[Buddha]]s,​ he would not
 +have [[become]] a [[Buddha]]. And be[[cause]] of the [[power]] of [[Amitabha Buddha]]'​s [[vow]]s,
 +everyone who [[recite]]s his [[name]] can be re[[born]] in the [[Land]] of [[ultimate]] [[bliss]]."​
 +([[SS]] V]] 128)
 +
 +". . . whether one is intelligent,​ average, or [[stupid]], if one [[recite]]s the
 +[[Buddha]]'​s [[name]], one will de[[finite]]ly be [[born]] [[transformation]]ally 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)
 +
 +"With the [[Dharma Door]] of [[mindfulness]] of the [[Buddha]],
 +One [[transcend]]s the [[three realms]] through the side door
 +And carries one's [[karma]] into that [[rebirth]]. ​
 +
 +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 [[create]]d 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]], be[[cause]] you can't go there if you are taking that [[karma]] along. ([[SS]] V]] 127-128)
 +
 +"Our [[recitation]] is like sending a telegram to [[Amita]] in the [[west]]. At the end
 +of our lives, the [[Bodhisattva]]s will [[guide]] us to [[rebirth]] in the [[Western Pure Land]].
 +
 +"​Morning and [[night]], in motion and [[Stillness]],​ at all [[time]]s, you can [[recite]].
 +While moving you can [[recite]] and [[Chan]]ge 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 [[receive]]d
 +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 [[Dharma]]s 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-minded]]ly and sincerely, without [[polluted thoughts]]. Pay no [[attention]] to
 +[[worldly concern]]s. When you don't [[know]] the [[time]] and don't [[know]] the day, you
 +may arrive at a [[miraculous]] [[state]]."​ ([[LY]] II 114)
 +
 +"The [[Flower]] opens and one sees the [[Buddha]]."​
 +
 +1) [[Chinese]]:​ [[nian fo]], 2) [[Sanskrit]]:​ [[Buddhanusmriti]],​ 3) [[Pali]] ---, 4) Alternate
 +[[translation]]s:​ [[recitation]] of the [[Buddha]]'​s [[name]], [[mindfulness]] of the [[Buddha]].
 +
 +[[See Also]]: [[mindfulness]],​ [[Amitabha Buddha]], [[Five Types of Buddhist Study and Practice]]-[[Pure Land School]], [[Pure Land]].
 +
 +[[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 [[fame]]n",​ unpublished lecture, 12-16-85.
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