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Blessings From Āmítuófó’s Twelve Lights 阿弥陀佛之十二光明的加持

一一光明,
遍照十方世界念佛众生,
摄取不舍。  

– 释迦牟尼佛
《观经》  

Each [and] every [form of Amitābha Buddha’s] bright light[s],
pervasively illuminates [the] ten directions’ worlds’
sentient beings [who are] mindful [of the] Buddha,
gathering [and] receiving [to protect them] without letting go.      

– Śākyamuni Buddha
(Contemplation Sūtra)

彼如來恒放无量无边妙光,
遍照一切十方佛土,
施作佛事无有障碍。  

– 释迦牟尼佛
《称赞净土佛摄受经》    

That [Amitābha] Tathāgata,
constantly emits immeasurable [and] boundless wonderful light,
[that] pervasively illuminates all [the] ten directions’ Buddha Lands,
[to] give [blessings and] do [the] Buddhas’ matter
[of guiding beings to Buddhahood], without having obstacles.

Śākyamuni Buddha
(Sūtra [Of] Praises Of [Āmítuófó’s] Pure Land
[With] Buddhas’ Gathering [And] Reception)


Functions Of Āmítuófó’s Twelve Lights

[1] 无量光 Immeasurable Light:

As Āmítuófó’s light is immeasurable
with all kinds of blessings below,
it is able to reach immeasurable beings,
including all of us,
especially when we Niànfó (念佛) sincerely.

[2] 无边光 Boundless Light:

As Āmítuófó’s light is boundless
with all his blessings,
it helps us to overcome all suffering due to
dualistically delusional attachments and aversions
to extreme opposites, to gain equanimity,
especially when we Niànfó sincerely.

[3] 无碍光 Unimpeded Light:


As Āmítuófó’s light is unimpeded
(unobstructed) by anything,
his blessings help us to overcome
all our spiritual obscurations and physical obstacles,
especially when we Niànfó sincerely.

[4] 无对光 Incomparable Light:

As Āmítuófó’s light is incomparable
with his supreme blessings,
it helps us to eradicate our negative karma,
that conditions our physical and spiritual suffering,
especially when we Niànfó sincerely.
(念佛消业障)

[5] 焰王光 Flame-King Light:


As Āmítuófó’s light is so bright
with his blessings,
even beings in the darkness of the three lower realms
can receive its blessings, what more us,
especially when we Niànfó sincerely.

[6] 清净光 Pure Light:


As Āmítuófó’s light is so clear and pure
with his blessings,
our transgressions from greed are purified,
especially when we Niànfó sincerely.

[7] 欢喜光 Joyful Light:

As Āmítuófó’s light is so joyful
with his blessings,
our transgressions from hatred
are transformed to be peace and bliss,
especially when we Niànfó sincerely.

[8] 智慧光 Wisdom Light:

As Āmítuófó’s light is so full of wisdom
with his blessings,
our transgressions from ignorance and delusion
are transformed to be wisdom,
especially when we Niànfó sincerely.
(念佛开智慧)

[9] 不断光 Uninterrupted Light:

As Āmítuófó’s light illuminates uninterruptedly
with his blessings,
it helps us to be uninterrupted,
to be diligent in our continual Niànfó,
to experience all of his lights’ blessings,
especially when we Niànfó sincerely.

[10] 难思光 Difficult-To-Conceive Light:

As Āmítuófó’s light is so inconceivable
with his blessings,
it has inconceivably more blessings
to benefit us with,
especially when we Niànfó sincerely.

[11] 无称光 Unnameable Light:

As Āmítuófó’s light is so inconceivable with his blessings,
it cannot be named accurately and completely,
but we can all directly benefit from it,
especially when we Niànfó sincerely.

[12] 超日月光 Surpassing Sun-Moon Light:

As Āmítuófó’s light is so physically and spiritually outstanding
with its brightness and blessings,
that it outshines all physical and spiritual lights,
to most greatly benefit all,
especially when we Niànfó sincerely.

Related Articles:

Āmítuófó: Tathāgata Of 12 Lights
https://purelanders.com/2018/09/24/homage-to-moon-light-bodhisattva
The 12 Blessings Of Āmítuófó’s Light
https://thedailyenlightenment.com/2015/04/the-twelve-blessings-of-amitabha-buddhas-light

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