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Home FAQs Buddha's Teachings Does chanting "Namo Amitaba" actually give next birth to Pure Land?

Does chanting "Namo Amitaba" actually give next birth to Pure Land?

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In Buddhism we talk about kamma, and without kamma nothing is possible. Kamma is intention; so if the chanter's every intention is pure and good, many wholesome kamma will accumulate. However, one must practice mindfulness to achieve Enlightenment and cleanse the defilements. The Sixth Patriarch of Zen has a similar argument in his Platform Sutra.

 

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" One indeed is one's own refuge; how can others be a refuge to one? With oneself thoroughly tamed, one can attain a refuge (i.e., Arahatta Phala), which is so difficult to attain. "

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