Rebirth In Pure Land’s Causes, Conditions And Effects In The Amitābha Sūtra And The Sūtra On Praises Of The Pure Land With Buddhas’ Protection And Reception
The Sūtra In Which The Buddha Speaks Of Amitābha Buddha:
Śāriputra, one cannot, with few good roots and blessed virtues, as cause and condition, attain birth in that land. Śāriputra, if there are good men and good women, who hear this said about Amitābha Buddha, firmly uphold mindfulness of his name [i.e. Āmítuófó], if for one day, if for two days, if for three days, if for four days, if for five days, if for six days, if for seven days, wholeheartedly without being scattered,
when these persons approach life’s end, Amitābha Buddha, with many in his noble assembly will appear before them.
When these persons’ lives are ending, their minds will not be inverted,
and they will immediately attain rebirth in Amitābha Buddha’s Land Of Ultimate Bliss.
The Sūtra On Praises Of The Pure Land With Buddhas’ Protection And Reception:
Moreover, Śāriputra, if there are those with pure faith, all good men or good women, who attain hearing of such Immeasurable Life Buddha’s name’s immeasurable, boundless and inconceivable meritorious virtues, and his Land Of Ultimate Bliss’ meritorious virtues’ adornments, having heard of them already, contemplating them, if for one day and night, or two, or three, or four, or five, or six, or seven, connectedly mindful without being scattered,
for these good men or good women, when they approach life’s end, Immeasurable Life Buddha and his assembly of immeasurable Voice-Hearer disciples and Bodhisattvas together, from the front and behind will surround, coming to abide before them,
with loving-kindness and compassion blessing and protecting, enabling their minds to not be scattered.
Then, having renounced their lives already, following the Buddha’s assembly, to be born with immeasurable life in the Land Of Ultimate Bliss’ pure Buddha land.
The Sūtra In Which The Buddha Speaks Of Amitābha Buddha
The Sūtra On Praises Of The Pure Land With Buddhas’ Protection And Reception
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Immeasurable Life Sūtra’s Three Grades
The Contemplation Sūtra’s Nine Grades (In Tabulated Lists)
Summary Verses Of ‘Section On Perfect Penetration With Mindfulness Of Buddha’