16 January 2012

Contemplation: Clear Observation 8

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take this as your object of contemplation:

It is as the sutra says: 'If a man meditates wholly on Amitabha Buddha in the world of the Western Paradise and wishes to be reborn in that world, directing all the goodness he has cultivated [toward that goal], then he will be born there.' Because he will see the Buddha at all times, he will never fall back. If he meditates on the Dharmakaya, the Suchness of the Buddha, and with diligence keeps practicing [the meditation], he will be able to be born there in the end because he abides in the correct samadhi.
The Awakening of Faith, p. 102

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