Aspiration Text [For] Rebirth [In] Pure Land
Great Dedication Text
May I, [when] approaching [life’s] end, [be] without obstacles, [with] Amitā[bha] Buddha [i.e. Āmítuófó] [from] afar, receiving one another.
[May] Contemplator [Of The World’s] Sounds [Bodhisattva (观世音菩萨: Guānshìyīn Púsà) with] ambrosia sprinkle [on] my head, [and Great] Power Arrived [Bodhisattva (大势至菩萨: Dàshìzhì Púsà) bring a] golden dais [for] placing my feet.
Within one kṣaṇa [i.e. instant] departing [from the] five defilements, [with] bending [or] extending [of an] arm, [in a] moment reaching [a] lotus pond.
After [my] lotus flower blossoms, seeing [the] Compassionate Honoured [One], personally hearing [the] Dharma’s sounds, may [I] realise [it] clearly.
Hearing [it] already, immediately awakening [to] non-birth’s forbearance, not stopping [in the Land Of] Peaceful Nurturing, entering [this] Sahā [World].
[With] good knowledge [of] expedient means [for] delivering sentient beings, [with] skilful regarding [of their] dusty labours [i.e. afflictions] doing Buddhas’ practices.
[With] my aspirations like these, [may the] Buddha personally know [them], ultimately, [in the] future, attaining [their] accomplishment.
Pure Land Tradition’s 8th Patriarch Great Master Liánchí
Verses For Giving Rise To Aspiration For Birth In The Western Pure Land
Repentance Master Cíyún’s Pure Land Verses
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