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= Buddha Recitation =


“The buddha amita is the great dharma king. May his bodhisattvas guide you to the western land. Morning and night hold his name; with sincerity recite it. At all times, in contemplation, think upon it well. With one mind unconfused, you'll realize samadhi; When all creation's emptied, you'll enter the lotus land. Suddenly awakened to the uncreated, the buddha appears in person. Then wonderful enlightenment is naturally attained.” (ly II 113)

buddha_recitation refers to mindful recitation, whether aloud or silently, of the name of a particular buddha, usually the buddha amita: “namo amita_buddha”.

“When the water-clearing pearl Is tossed in muddy water, The muddy water becomes clear. When the buddha's name enters a confused mind, The confused mind attains the buddha.

“Why should we be mindful of the buddha? It is because we have strong affinities with amitabha_buddha. amitabha_buddha became a buddha ten kalpas ago. Before that he was called bhikshu dharma treasury. At that time he made forty-eight great_vows. In making his thirteenth and fourteenth]] vows he said, 'If the living_beings throughout the ten_directions say my name and do not become buddhas, I will not attain the right_enlightenment.' In other words, if people who recite his name did not become buddhas, he would not have become a buddha. And because of the power of amitabha_buddha's vows, everyone who recites his name can be reborn in the land of ultimate bliss.” (ss V]] 128)

”. . . whether one is intelligent, average, or stupid, if one recites the buddha's name, one will definitely be born transformationally from a lotus in the land of ultimate bliss. One will not pass through a womb but will enter a lotus flower, live in it for a while, and then realize_buddhahood.“ (as 21)

“With the dharma_door of mindfulness of the buddha, One transcends the three_realms through the side door And carries one's karma into that rebirth.

What does it mean to transcend the three_realms through the side door? It's like an insect in a piece of bamboo. If the insect were to gnaw its way out through the length of the bamboo, it would have to go through all the sections; it would take a long time. If the insect were to gnaw a hole in the side of the bamboo instead, it would get out very easily. people who are mindful of the buddha are like the insect who goes out the side of the bamboo; they escape the three_realms on a horizontal plane-right at the level they are. 'And carries one's karma into that rebirth.' The karma one carries is former karma, not current karma-it is old karma, not new karma. This means that before you understood the method of being mindful of the buddha, you created offenses. You can take that karma with you when you go to rebirth in the pure_land. But don't continue to create bad karma once you know about reciting the buddha's name, because you can't go there if you are taking that karma along. (ss V]] 127-128)

“Our recitation is like sending a telegram to amita in the west. At the end of our lives, the bodhisattvas will guide us to rebirth in the western_pure_land.

“Morning and night, in motion and stillness, at all times, you can recite. While moving you can recite and change motion into stillness; when still you can recite and turn the stillness into motion. When there is neither motion nor stillness, your telegram to amita has gotten through and you've received his response.

“If you maintain your recitation with undivided attention morning and night without stopping, you may recite to the point that you don't know that you are walking when you walk, you don't feel thirsty when you are thirsty, and you don't experience hunger when you are hungry; you don't know cold in freezing weather, and you don't feel the warmth when you are warm. people and dharmas are empty, and you and amitabha_buddha become one. ”amitabha_buddha is me, and I am amitabha_buddha.” The two cannot be separated. recite single-mindedly and sincerely, without polluted_thoughts. Pay no attention to worldly_concerns. When you don't know the time and don't know the day, you may arrive at a miraculous state.” (ly II 114)

“The flower opens and one sees the buddha.”

1) chinese: nian_fo, 2) sanskrit: buddhanusmriti, 3) pali —, 4) Alternate translations: recitation of the buddha's name, mindfulness of the buddha.

see_also: mindfulness, amitabha_buddha, five_types_of_buddhist_study_and_practice-pure_land_school, pure_land.

btts_references: ly I, ly II; as; fas Ch22 56; edr IV 152-153; ss V]] 126-129; pds May, 1985, “Reciting the name of guanshiyin bodhisattva”; rev master hua, “Nianfo famen”, unpublished lecture, 12-16-85.

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Primary Original Source: The tripitaka of sutra, shastra and vinaya dharma teachings (as found in the scripture storehouse of the indian sanskrit- siddham, chinese, tibetan and japanese traditions of the nalanda_tradition of ancient nalanda_university) of shakyamuni_buddha, and his arya sagely bodhisattva bhikshu monk and upasaka disciples.

These good_and_wise_advisors (kaliyanamitra) dharma_master teachers include arya venerables om_tare_tuttare_ture om_ah_hum and namo to jivaka, charaka, lao_zi - mahakashapa, ashwagosha, shantideva - hui_neng - shen_kai sheng_ren_shr, bodhidharma, the 16 nalanda_acharyas 1. nagarjuna-manjushri, 2. arydeva, 3. buddhapalita, 4. bhavaviveka, 5. chandrakirti and chandragomin, 6. shantideva, 7. shantarakshita, 8. kamalashila, 9. asanga-maitreya, 10. vasubhandu, 11. dignaga, 12. dharmakirti, 13. vimuktisena, 14. haribhadra, 15. gunaprabha, 16. shakyaprabha; dharmarakshita, atisha, tsong_khapa, thogme_zangpo, nyingma padmasambhava, yeshe_tsogyel, machig_lapdron, tilopa, naropa, milarepa, sakya_pandita, fazang, yunmen, nichiren, honen, shinran, kukai, dogen, hakuin, jamgon_kongtrul, nyingma penor_rinpoche, bakula_rinpoche, dagri_rinpoche, kirti_tsenshab_rinpoche, geshe_lama_kongchog, longchen_rapjampa - gosok_rinpoche, phabongkha_rinpoche, patrul_rinpoche, mingyur_rinpoche, geshe_ngwang_dakpa, geshe_sopa_rinpoche, garchen_rinpoche, karmapa, sakya_trizin, tenzin_gyatso the dalai_lama, hsu_yun, hsuan_hua, lama_zopa_rinpoche, choden_rinpoche, ajahn_chah, seung_sahn, thich_nhat_hanh, ajahn_sumedho, s._n._goenka, mama_ayur_punya_jyana_pushtim_kuriye_svaha, bowing at your feet I make requests. Please bestow on me the two_attainments of maha punya and maha prajna_paramita. And thanks to other modern_day_masters. We consider them to be in accord with tripitaka_master hsuan_hua’s ”seven_guidelines_for_recognizing_genuine_teachers

nalanda_online_university's teachings are based especially on the following buddhist_scriptures: lama tsong_khapa's lam_rim, the Dharma Flower lotus_sutra, the avatamsaka_sutra, the shurangama_sutra, the ksitigarbha_sutra, the bhaisajya_guru_sutra, the dharani_sutra, the vajra_sutra, the prajna_paramita Hridayam heart_sutra, the vimalakirti_sutra, the sanghata_sutra, the sutra_of_golden_light, the srimala_devi_sutra, the sutra_in_42_sections, the mahaparinirvana_sutra, the hui_neng_sutra, vasubandhu's shastra_on_the_door_to_understanding_the_hundred_dharmas, Maitreya's ornament_for_clear_realizations (abhisamayalamkara), chandrakirti's supplement_to_nagarjuna_s_treatise_on_the_middle_way (madhyamakavatara), vasubandhu's treasury_of_manifest_knowledge (abhidharmakosha) and the tantras and mantras of the vajrayana the 42_hands_and_eyes, guhyasamaja, the kalachakra, the vajrayogini, the heruka, the chakrasamvara, the chod, the hayagriva, the hevajra, the yamantaka, the kalarupa, the manjushri_nama_samgiti, the vajrakilaya, the vajrapani, the vajra_claws_dakini, the mahakala, the tara, the white_umbrella_goddess (she_dan_do_bo_da_la), kirti_losang_trinle's grounds_and_paths_of_secret_mantra, and aku_sherab_gyatso's the_two_stages_of_the_guhyasamaja_tantra and their commentaries (shastras) by the above Arya tripitakacharya dharma_masters.

Secondary fair_use Compilation Source: The seeker_s_glossary_of_buddhism, 2nd ed., San Francisco, California: Sutra Translation Committee of the United States and Canada, 1998: http://www.budaedu.org.tw

Secondary fair_use Compilation Source: Muller, Charles, editor, digital_dictionary_of_buddhism [DDB], Toyo Gakuen University, Japan, 2007: Username is “guest”, with no password. http://buddhism-dict.net/ddb - Based in large part on the dictionary_of_chinese_buddhist_terms with Sanskrit and English Equivalents (by soothill and Hodous) Delhi, India: motilal_banarsidass, 1997.

Secondary fair_use Compilation Source: Ehrhard, Diener, Fischer, et al, The shambhala_dictionary_of_buddhism_and_zen, Boston, Massachusetts: shambhala_publications, 1991. 296 pages. ISBN 978-0-87773-520-5 http://www.Shambhala.com, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0877735204/ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20, http://www.shambhala.com/html/catalog/items/isbn/978-0-87773-520-5.cfm Secondary fair_use Compilation Source: vaidya vasant_lad, textbook_of_ayurveda, ayurvedic_press, 2002; vasant_lad, bams, masc, ayurvedic_institute_gurukula_notes, ayurvedic_institute, 1994-2006;

NOTE: Numerous corrections and enhancements have been made under shastra_tradition and “fair_use” by an anonymous buddhist_monk redactor (Compiler) of this Online buddhist_encyclopedia Compilation)

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