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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Postby KrisW » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:38 am

Im studying more and trying to get a good understanding of Mahayana.

I have a question though;
1)what exactly is the practice in Pure Land that will lead to complete enlightenment in this life?
Is it the recitation of Buddha Naam?

2)How to make sure you are reborn in Sukhavati?

3) are there gradual stages in Buddha Naam recitation?

I apologize if this is off topic. Thanks
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Postby KrisW » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:58 am

Okay perfect answers, clarified alot of things.
For years i practiced japa in a holy name tradition where it was recommened by the luminaries of the tradition to chant 100,000 names daily. And the siddhas of the tradition would chant from 3x to 7x thats amount....daily.

Daily i would aspire to chant 64 malas (100,000 names) and some days i would accomplish it.

The point being i wish to chant the name of Amitabha Buddha thousands of times daily, and vow for rebirth.
I have a feeling this sadhana will help to remove doubts and perhaps increase my chance fo a higher grade.

The PL path is very ancient and will definetly lead to enlightenment, i can feel it in my bone. But i have alot of study, practice to do.

Thank you for your patience
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Postby Son of Buddha » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:20 pm

here is a link to Master Sheng Yen teachings on Buddha Mindfulness Samadhi
(you can find more on this type of practice and stages by looking up Pureland,puremind)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NMgftCJ ... UErKJcADPQ" target="_blank

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I'll join. I've done the Medicine Buddha recitation though its Tibetan and not Pure Land.

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30 April as the end of line for reading? Thats a good idea.

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30th April. I'll start reading.

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