Source of 4 Great Vows

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Source of 4 Great Vows

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:38 pm

On top of page 17 of The Teaching of Buddha is a quote that sounds very much like the Four Great Vows; even allowing for the paraphrasing in this book. The source is given as the mahayana-jataka-cittabhumi-pariksa-sutra. Anyone seen an english translation of this work?

Or maybe someone knowing it could confirm or disprove this passage being in this sutra. It begins: "When Buddha decided to break from the worldly life, he made four great vows..."
Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

Master Hsuan Hua

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