Verses On Guidance & Meritorious Virtues
With the power of guidance,
urge Faith and Aspiration for Practice.
With Self connecting to Other-power,
attains birth in Pure Land.
With the power of meritorious virtues,
eradicate karmic obstacles.
Avoid fall into the three lower paths,
to attain birth in a good realm.
With heavy negative karma then eradicated,
it can be easier to offer guidance.
Skilfully offer words of guidance,
to enable giving rise to the Three Provisions.
By ordinary beings’ meritorious virtues,
they cannot be born in Pure Land.
Only with the Three Provisions,
attains birth in the Land Of Ultimate Bliss.
Offer guidance with support-chanting,
to give rise to the power of guidance.
Mindfulness of Buddha likewise is able,
to create the power of meritorious virtues.*
*These meritorious virtues are from connecting Self to the Buddha’s Other-power, not from ordinary beings alone.
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Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!