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Offline Ngawang Drolma

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Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« on: May 20, 2010, 10:42:35 pm »
Praise To Amitabha Buddha

The Amitabha Buddha’s body is the colour gold.
The splendour of his brilliant light is beyond mind.
The light of his brows illuminates a hundred worlds.
His eyes are pure brilliant light, limitless like the oceans.
In Amitabha’s realm of infinite light, all beings are transformed
And Enlightened into countless Bodhisattvas and Buddhas.
His Forty Eight Vows ensure our liberation
In Nine Lotus Stages we reach the ultimate shore of Enlightenment.
Homage to the Buddha of the Pure Land,
Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

Namo Amitabha Buddha!
Namo Amitabha Buddha!
Namo Amitabha Buddha!




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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 10:49:43 pm »
I have a little Amitabha statue on my desk at work.... I love his chubby cheeks.



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Offline Ngawang Drolma

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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 10:52:54 pm »
He's lovely!   :anjali:


Here's my Amitabha:



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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 11:40:32 pm »
Namo amitabha  :namaste:

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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 06:31:31 am »
Prayer for Birth in Dewachen

EH MA HO

In front sits the marvelous Amitabha, Buddha of Infinite Light
On His right stands Chenrezig, Lord of Compassion
And on His left stands Vajrapani, Lord of Powerful Means
Surrounded by innumerable Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

Limitless peace and happiness is Dewachen.
As all beings and I pass from this world
May we be born there without taking cyclic birth.
May we have the good fortune of meeting Amitabha face to face.

By the power and blessings of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Of the three times and the ten directions
May we attain this aspiration without hindrance.

We prostrate to the Buddha Amitabha. We pray to Guru Rinpoche.   
Beloved Root Teacher, hold us in your kind regard.
Gracious Teachers of the Pure Lineage, guide us on the path.
May we know that we dream while dreaming.
May we know that we die while dying.

Bless us to master the profound path of powa.
By the swift path of powa, may we journey to the Pure Land.
Bless us to be born in Dewachen.

According to Your wisdom, may we quickly pass from this life
Avoid the bardo, and immediately attain to Dewachen
Where we can rest in natural perfection
With no more birth, disease, decay, or death
Receive the best and purest Teachings from the best and purest Teachers
Attain complete enlightenment for the sake of all beings
And return to dredge samsara to its depths.

The excellent and precious mind of enlightenment
Where it is yet unborn, may it newly arise;
Where it is born, may it never decline
But boundlessly increase forever more.

OM AMI DEVA HRIH
OM AMI DEVA HRIH
OM AMI DEVA HRIH
OM AMI DEVA HRIH
OM AMI DEVA HRIH
OM AMI DEVA HRIH
OM AMI DEVA HRIH
OM AMI DEVA HRIH
OM AMI DEVA HRIH
OM AMI DEVA HRIH
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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 11:24:01 am »
I zi confuzzled.

In the OP the Buddha image is holding a medicine pot. Doesn't that mean it's a Medicine Buddha? Seems to me I've also seen Shakyamuni thangkas in which he is holding a medicine pot as well. So confuzzling.

Sergeant Schultz was onto something.

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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 12:06:04 pm »
I zi confuzzled.

In the OP the Buddha image is holding a medicine pot. Doesn't that mean it's a Medicine Buddha? Seems to me I've also seen Shakyamuni thangkas in which he is holding a medicine pot as well. So confuzzling.




Bowls may hold different substances, often nectar for a purpose like healing.  The empowerment and sadhana usually include a detailed description for you to use when visualising Buddhas.

If you want a really good description of what all these things are and what they represent, Robert Beer's books have great drawings and simple explanations:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1932476032/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=06JGR1X1E5PGDVNK7XS4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467198433&pf_rd_i=468294




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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010, 10:34:34 pm »
I zi confuzzled.

In the OP the Buddha image is holding a medicine pot. Doesn't that mean it's a Medicine Buddha? Seems to me I've also seen Shakyamuni thangkas in which he is holding a medicine pot as well. So confuzzling.




Now where are you getting these silly words from?  Could it be the Unword Dictionary? (that's a clickable link)

Sorry folks, back to topic.  I just had to have a little fun with the catmoon.   :teehee:

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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010, 08:10:48 pm »
As far as i'm aware it's a begging bowl.

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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 03:55:58 pm »
Praise by Shakyamuni Buddha, in the larger infinite life Sûtra volume 1  :


The Buddha said to Ananda, "The majestic light of the Buddha Amitayus is the most exalted. No other Buddha's light can match his. The light of some Buddhas illuminates a hundred Buddha-lands, and that of others, a thousand Buddha-lands. Briefly, that of Amitayus illuminates the eastern Buddha-land, as numerous as the sands of the River Ganges. In the same way, it illuminates the Buddha-lands in the south, west and north, in each of the four intermediate quarters, above and below. Further, the light of some Buddhas extends seven feet; that of others, one yojana, or two, three, four or five yojanas; and the distance covered increases in this way until the light of some Buddhas illuminates one Buddha-land.
"For this reason, Amitayus is called by the following names: the Buddha of Infinite Light, the Buddha of Boundless Light, the Buddha of Unhindered Light, the Buddha of Incomparable Light, the Buddha of the Light of the King of Flame, the Buddha of Pure Light, the Buddha of the Light of Joy, the Buddha of Light of Wisdom, the Buddha of Unceasing Light, the Buddha of Inconceivable Light, the Buddha of Ineffable Light, and the Buddha of the Light Outshining the Sun and the Moon.
"If, sentient beings encounter his light, their three defilements are removed; they feel tenderness, joy and pleasure; and good thoughts arise. If sentient beings in the three realms of suffering see his light, they will all be relieved and freed from affliction. At the end of their lives, they all reach emancipation.
"The light of Amitayus shines brilliantly, illuminating all the Buddha-lands of the ten quarters. There is no place where it is not perceived. I am not the only one who now praises his light. All the Buddhas, shravakas, pratyekabuddhas and bodhisattvas praise and glorify it in the same way. If sentient beings, having heard of the majestic virtue of his light, glorify it continually, day and night, with sincerity of heart, they will be able to attain birth in his land, as they wish. Then the multitudes of bodhisattvas and shravakas will praise their excellent virtue. Later, when they attain Buddhahood, all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas in the ten quarters will praise their light, just as I now praise the light of Amitayus."
The Buddha continued, "The majestic glory of the light of Amitayus could not be exhaustively described even if I praised it continuously, day and night, for the period of one kalpa."


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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2013, 06:13:34 pm »
Amitabha is great. He helps me alot.

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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2013, 05:57:36 pm »
Thank you


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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2013, 01:55:18 pm »
All much appreciated! Where I reside am sole practitioner, have never met another Pure land practitioner face to face, have been devoted to Amitabha and practice for 25 years

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Re: Praise To Amitabha Buddha
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2013, 06:15:58 pm »
Praise to Amitabha Buddha!
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