Today, the 8th day of the 2nd lunar month, is our fundamental teacher’s renunciation day. Homage to our fundamental teacher Śākyamuni Buddha.
When it is the last period of the Dharma-Ending Age [which is this era], I will specially retain this Sūtra, for one hundred [more] years in this world, to receive and guide sentient beings, for rebirth in that [Pure] Land [of Āmítuófó].
(Immeasurable Life Sūtra)
Verse On Complete Gathering
The Dharma Door of mindfulness of Amitābha Buddha [i.e. Āmítuófó], is able to completely gather all [teachings for deliverance of beings], in the Right Dharma, Dharma-Resemblance and Dharma-Ending Ages, be they of higher, average or lower spiritual roots.