Altar of Amida Buddha in Tokyo death row

Tenso
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Altar of Amida Buddha in Tokyo death row

Postby Tenso » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:28 am

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Prisoners are allowed a few minutes before the altar to make prayers before being lead to the next room where they are hanged.

May all prisoners to be executed gain birth in Sukhavati where they may become Buddhas swiftly and help all the ones they made to suffer.

Name Amida Butsu :anjali:
We are attracted by wealth, pleasures, good looks, political advancement and various other welcoming and enticing prospects: we are repelled by exertion, death, pain, disgrace and limited means. It follows that we need to train ourselves not to crave for the former and not to be afraid of the latter. Let us fight the battle the other way round—retreat from the things that attract us and rouse ourselves to meet the things that actually attack us.
Seneca

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Re: Altar of Amida Buddha in Tokyo death row

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