Be Mindful of Impermanence
Old age is my destiny, for no one can transcend aging.
Illness is my destiny, for no one can escape from the suffering of ailment.
Death is my destiny, for no one can defeat Death.
Whatever I possess, wealth, love, pleasure, and all,
Will part with me for that is the destiny.
The karmas that I carry, good and evil,
Bind me in the six realms; nothing can change that.
Everyone! Earnestly remember impermanence,
Have faith. Recite the Buddha’s name, and seek rebirth in his Pure Land.
(Translated by the Pure Land School Translation Team;
edited by 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