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Twelve Aspiration Vows with Amitabha Buddha

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:07 pm
by Sentient Light
Compiled by Grand Master Thich Tinh Tu, for daily recitation:
With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire to recite your name
now and forever after.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire to cultivate
understanding and compassion.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire to live happily and
peacefully in each moment.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire not to act
maliciously but to protect and love all beings.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire to speak lovingly
and to embrace all lives.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire to think, to speak,
and to act in such a way that we cause no suffering to any being under any circumstance.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire to fully practice the
precepts that have been transmitted to us.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire to practice deep
listening and practice forgiveness.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire not to be attached
to the 5 worldly sensual desires (money, sex, fame, gluttony, and laziness) but to live
modestly.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire to end all
afflictions and karmic negativity.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire to spread our
loving-kindness to the earth and all of its components and to all sentient beings.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

With great respect, we take refuge with Amitabha Buddha. We aspire to be reborn into
the Pureland.
Homage to the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Amitabha Buddha.

Re: Twelve Aspiration Vows with Amitabha Buddha

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:58 pm
by vikas113
Beautiful Lines! Thanks for sharing! :bow: