It's Time to End This Stage Play Called the Six Realms
We are ordinary beings with ordinary eyes, not the power of the heavenly eye. Once we are born in this life, we have no memory of our past lives or relatives, even if we meet them again. We have to practice Buddhism and learn the teachings of Buddhas and benevolent, knowledgeable teachers in order to understand the truth about life and the universe.
Think of it this way: I feel that sentient beings are indeed foolish, and the six realms are indeed an abyss of misery. We act in different roles with different themes continuously: one play on marriage, another on being killed or even, specifically, being eaten, etc. We love each other in this life, hate each other in the next, and take vengeance on each in the one after, so on and so forth.
So, we reincarnate again and again, enacting these scenarios with tragic endings nonstop. It is time to close the curtains and end this stage play called the six realms.
This means reciting “Namo Amituofo.”
(Translated by Chih-Yi Gabriela Lin;
edited by Eddie Cao)
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