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“Sariputra, if there are people who have already made the vow, who now make the vow, or who are about to make the vow, ‘I desire to be born in Amitabha’s country,’ these people, whether born in the past, now being born, or to be born in the future, all will irreversibly attain to anuttarasamyaksambodhi. Therefore, Sariputra, all good men and good women, if they are among those who have faith, should make the vow, ‘I will be born in that country.’”

~ Amitabha Sutra

When I obtain the Buddhahood, any being of the boundless and inconceivable Buddha-worlds of the ten quarters whose body if be touched by the rays of my splendour should not make his body and mind gentle and peaceful, in such a state that he is far more sublime than the gods and men, then may I not attain the enlightenment.

~ Amitabha Buddha's Thirty-Third Vow

Monday, March 02, 2009

Practice these precepts and you will find release

Santipa, a Mahasiddha, taught this to his student the Mahasiddha Kotalipa.

Your body has been worn down by your hard life.
You have been following the karma
Of six-fold perversity:

Digging the earth as generosity;
Nonviolence as moral conduct;
Enduring pain as patience;
Persistent effort as perseverance;
Unflagging energy as concentration;
Recognition of this path as perfect awareness.

That karmic path is inherently hostile.
You must abandon it and practice the karma
Of six-fold perfection:

Devotion to the guru as generosity;
Guarding the mind as moral conduct;
Constancy of mind's nature as patience;
Meditation upon mind's nature as perseverance;
Undistracted absorption as concentration;
And perception of reality as perfect awareness.
Practice these precepts and you will find release.

above excerpt from Buddhist Masters of Enchantment,
translated by Keith Dowman.

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