Essence of the Infinite Life Sutra – Excerpt Fifty-Nine

There are beings who plant good roots and create immense fields of good fortune. But they hold on to form, discriminate, and have a deep and strong attachment to feelings. They seek to transcend samsara but ultimately will be unable to do so. The previous excerpt talks about people who “are unable to detach from Read More …

Essence of the Infinite Life Sutra – Excerpt Fifty-Eight

The Buddha said: “They plant the good roots, and they are unable to detach from form. They do not seek the Buddha’s wisdom. They are deeply attached to worldly pleasures and the good fortune of the human world. Although they repeatedly cultivate good fortune, the rewards they seek are in the human and heavenly paths. Read More …

Essence of the Infinite Life Sutra – Excerpt Fifty-Seven

Ajita, you should know that doubt and delusion will do bodhisattvas great harm and cause them to lose great benefit. Therefore, you should understand and believe the supreme wisdom of all Buddhas. “Ajita” is Maitreya Bodhisattva. At the discourse on the Infinite Life Sutra, there were two primary beneficiaries: Elder Ananda in the first part of Read More …

Essence of the Infinite Life Sutra – Excerpt Fifty-Five

Correct your past wrongs and cultivate good karma for your future. Cleanse your mind and change your behavior. You will naturally receive a response. Your wishes will be fulfilled. This excerpt talks about the saying: “In Buddhism, every sincere request will receive a response.” “Correct your past wrongs and cultivate good karma for the future. Read More …