Understanding Buddha’s Love, Repenting our Karmic Obstacles
If we can experience Amitabha Buddha’s love, we will naturally treat others differently, and our surrounding atmosphere will change. What kind of change?
We will be tolerant, considerate, and love others, and not picky, hateful, and jealous. Because once our hearts are touched by Amitabha Buddha's love, they will naturally lead us to words and deeds like the Buddha.
The more we appreciate the great compassion of Amitabha Buddha, the better our words and deeds will be. Of course, while the Buddha’s compassionate love is pure, sincere, and immeasurable, ordinary beings’ minds are full of afflictions, greed, anger, ignorance, and discrimination with all kinds of karmic attachments, so it is impossible for us to fully comprehend, grasp, and express Amitabha Buddha’s pure and sincere love.
While Amitabha Buddha’s love is as vast and deep as the sea, and we cannot take in all his love at once, we can always try to accept it as much as possible. Let us not worry about encountering Amitabha’s Buddha’s sea of love, for once we do and take it in, our surrounding atmosphere will naturally improve.
Therefore, the Pure Land Dharma path allows us to comprehend and appreciate Amitabha's love and confess our karmic obstacles. As our temperament and appearance improve, our interactions with others and our destinies will change for the better.
(Translated and edited by the Pure Land School Translation Team)
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