The Benefits of Amitabha-Recitation
When we recite his name, Namo Amitabha Buddha will stand guard above us and envelop us in his light. Our flurried and tranced minds become calm, bodies become warm, and we feel peaceful and tranquil.
When our karmic obstacle appears before us and casts us into a state of marginal consciousness, then bad luck follows. Reciting the Buddha-name could restore our sanity, eradicate karma, reverse fortune, and fulfill our aspirations.
The six-character name (Na-mo A-mi-tuo-Fo in Chinese pinyin) carries intrepid energy that purges things ominous and evil, and generates a magnetic field full of light, warmth, auspiciousness, peace, and joy.
Those who recite the Buddha’s name will be enlightened as if struck by good luck. Prosperity and good fortune follow, leading to enrichment of body and soul. Wealthy or impoverished, the first thing to seek is the richness in our hearts and minds because that kind of person is truly felicitous and happy.
Reciting Namo Amitabha Buddha broadens our minds and brings about compassion, tolerance, and universal love. Only then can we achieve great success. Even if we do not mean to, a good relationship with people and favorable circumstances will create the opportunity and result in great accomplishments.
Whenever encountering vexation or strained situations, we can rely on the recitation to subdue the difficulty; it’s simple and effective. Only the one who is involved in the situation understands how great the effectiveness is. So, please experience it, be touched by it, and be gratified with it.
The six-character name of Na-mo A-mi-tuo-Fo is the shortest text in the entire Mahayana scriptures, yet contains the most subtle and profound doctrine and functionality. With six characters, the name absorbs all generations of writings and teachings, condenses the quintessence of Buddhism, and manifests its efficacious applications and functional powers.
Reciting Namo Amitabha Buddha will grant us fortune and wisdom in this life, attainment of Buddhahood the next. It is the core of Mahayana Buddhism and the essence of all Dharma doctrines.
(Translated by the Pure Land School Translation Team;
edited Kevin Orro (Fozhu))
Faith in, and acceptance of, Amitabha’s deliverance
Single-minded recitation of Amitabha’s name
Aspiration to rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land
Comprehensive deliverance of all sentient beings