Today, according to Amidaji calendar is Bodhisattva Vasubandhu's Day.

“How does one worship? One worships by one’s bodily acts Amida the Tathagata, Arhat, and Perfectly Enlightened One, out of an aspiration for birth in that Land.

How does one praise? One praises by one’s verbal act. One says the Name of the Tathagata Amida in accord with the Tathagata’s Light.

How does one aspire? One aspires constantly in one’s heart. With the mind that is single, one wishes ultimately to be born in the Land of Peace and Happiness.”


“O World-honored One, with the mind that is single,
I take refuge in the Tathagata of Unhindered Light
Filling the ten quarters
And aspire to be born in the Land of Peace and Happiness”.


“Contemplating the power of the Buddha’s Primal Vow,
I see that no one who ever encounters it passes it by in vain”.

Bodhisattva Vasubandhu

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