For convenience of differentiating from Common Bodhicitta, Special Bodhicitta is defined as above. (See first Related Article for details.)
Those with Special Bodhicitta will, after rebirth in Pure Land, definitely give rise to Complete Common Bodhicitta.
Those with Special Bodhicitta, even with no or Partial Common Bodhicitta, still can be reborn in Pure Land.
Those without Special Bodhicitta, even with Partial or Complete Bodhicitta, still cannot be reborn in Pure Land.
It is difficult to give rise to Complete Common Bodhicitta in the Sahā World but easy in Pure Land.
Those with Partial Common Bodhicitta only can still give rise to Special Bodhicitta to be reborn in Pure Land to complete it.
Those with Common Bodhicitta in the Sahā World rely upon Āmítuófó’s 19th vow to attain the Three High Grades of birth in Pure Land.
Those of the Three Middle and Three Lower Grades of birth do not need to give rise to Common Bodhicitta first, with it definitely given rise to completely in Pure Land.
The Bodhicitta required for the 3 Grades of birth in the Immeasurable Life Sūtra is Special Bodhicitta.
‘[The] larger “version” [of the] Amitābha Sūtra [i.e. Immeasurable Life Sūtra《无量寿经》is] likewise with giving rise [to the] Bodhi Aspiration [i.e. Bodhicitta] as essential [in its section on the Three Grades (三辈) for birth in Pure Land, which is] exactly with this, [the] same [in meaning as ‘(with) profound Faith giving rise (to) Aspiration’ (深信发愿)].’ – Pure Land Tradition’s 9th Patriarch Great Master Ǒuyì
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