Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Namu Amida Butsu!

If you can purify your mind, then you will become one with Amitabha Buddha. If you can purify your mind, the Land of Ultimate Bliss appears right in front of you. It is especially important that you cut off all desire. All your desirous thoughts, just cut them off so that you think of nothing whatsoever. If you can stop all thoughts of sexual desire, have no greedy, hateful, or ignorant thoughts, then Amitabha’s power is your power as well;

they are two and yet not two; not two and yet two.
(Master Hua, ‘Back to the Source’)


Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu!

Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu!

Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu!

Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu!

Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu!

Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu!

Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu!

Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu!

Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu!

Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu!

Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu! Namu Amida Butsu!


The source of the above quote is an interview with Master Hua and can be found here:

Back to the Source



6 comments:

Barry said...

Gary,
From my unattained place, I'm curious about the notion of "purity" and how we "stop" all desirous thoughts.

Perhaps there is a time when desirous thoughts cease to appear. But, for the time being, my work is to see them when the do appear and work skilfully with them - as best I can - so that these "greedy, hateful, ignorant" thoughts don't become greedy hateful, ignorant actions.

Thanks for your interesting post!

Barry

G said...

Namu Amida Butsu!

PeterAtLarge said...

I'm with Barry. I'm not yet far enough along the path to be able--or even to wish to--abandon desire. But, yes, let not those desires become "greedy, hateful, ignorant actions." Nicely put.

G said...

Peter: Namu Amida Butsu!

Anonymous said...

Amida's Vow is for those who cannot stop desirous thought and attain purity. Amida saves the wicked first.

Namu Amida Butsu!

G said...

Namu Amida Butsu!