Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Chanting the name of Amitabha Buddha

According to a recourse by Gautama Buddha, one of the Buddhas who made a vow to receive us to his Buddha land called the Western Realm of Supreme Happiness was Amitabha Buddha. There are three conditions for us to go there after death, namely have faith in what he has vowed, believe that Amitabha Buddha exists and chant the name of Amitabha Buddha daily as many times as possible.

Besides being able to be with Amitabha Buddha after death, chanting Amitabha Buddha will render our bodies strong and healthy. According to the CD that I obtained and mentioned in my earlier post, there was one man whose leg had to be amputated to save his life suffered from bleeding all the time. The hospital told his family to take him home and get ready for funeral. However, the man was advised to chant the name of Amitabha Buddha. After a few days’ doing so, bleeding stopped miraculously.

Those who chant the name of Amitabha Buddha faithfully and sincerely sometimes will be able to smell fragrance and see illumination in the chanting hall.

If you want to practise chanting the name of Amitabha Budda, you can chant ‘Amitabha Buddha’ or ‘Namo Amitabha Buddha’. When you chant, you must say the words clearly and you yourself can hear them clearly too.

Chanting the name of Amitabha Buddha is one of the ways to practise Buddhism. One can attain utter peace of mind and maintain good health through this form of practice.

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