Thanks for the info & resources, Mönlam Tharchin.
Sentient Light wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:16 pm
Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika, maybe...?
Nagarjuna on the the Path of Easy Practice
"[Question]: You say that the Stage of Non-retrogression is extremely difficult to enter, requiring a long period of practice, and ask me if there is a path of easy practice whereby you can attain this stage quickly.
[Answer]: These are words of a cowardly and contemptible man, and not those of a brave man with a strong aspiration. If, however, you insist on hearing from me about this method of practice, I will explain it to you."
"There are innumerable modes of entry into the Buddha's teaching. Just as there are in the world difficult and easy paths - travelling on foot by land is full of hardship and travelling in a boat by sea is pleasant - so it is among the paths of the bodhisattvas.
Some exert themselves diligently, while others quickly enter Non-retrogression by the easy practice based on faith."
Amida Buddha's Primal Vow is as follows:
'If anyone contemplates me, recites my name, and takes refuge in me, he will instantly enter the Stage of Assurance and subsequently attain the highest perfect Bodhi.'
For this reason, you should always be mindful of Him."