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- The Three Refuges in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism -
I honor and worship Amida Buddha
Savior of All Beings:
He has turned his Compassionate Gaze
Upon my suffering being
And granted me Salvation
And Birth in His Pure Land
As a fully enlightened Buddha
When I have breathed my last!
Truly great indeed
Is this greatest of all Buddhas
To save such an insignificant
Suffering foolish being as myself;
Such is the reason Amida Buddha's Name
Is praised by all other Buddhas
Throughout the Ten Directions
For His Vow Power is truly wondrous!
Yes, Amida Buddha has fulfilled
His Bodhisattva Vow to save anyone
Good or Evil, Male or Female
Who entrusts themselves fully
In His Universal Vow of Great Compassion
And says His Holy Name in faith
To receive His profound Gift of Shinjin
And salvation in the present!
I look forward to the time
When I will join Amida Buddha
My Savior and my Refuge
In His Land of Peace and Bliss
Together with all other beings
Who have entrusted themselves to Him
And have been born as Buddhas
Through the Power of His Great Vow!
Thank You, Amida Buddha
Faith, saying of the Name and wish to be born
in the Pure Land are the only three elements
of Amida's Primal Vow.
There is no need to create something
special into your mind.
By saying Namo Amida Bu in faith
you accept that everything necesary
to your salvation depends entirelyon Amida Buddha.
Yasodhara venerating the Buddha by placing her head upon His feet.
I myself like to place my head on the feet of Amida images/statues and kiss them.
|Before reading Dharma texts we raise them to the forehead.|
This signifies the Dharma is supreme and above personal
views and opinions.
Jodo Shinshu is the path for sick people, for those without hope. Its the path for alcoholics, drug addicts, and all kind of people with strong attachments. All are equally accepted by the Compassion and Primal Vow of Amida Buddha. So please, come as you are. Your salvation is in Amida's hands, not yours.
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