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D o Not Cultivate the Three Defilements Our every thought must avoid the three poisons and accord with purity (precepts), impartiality (meditative concentration) and proper understanding (wisdom).




Buddhism / Mahayana 8804 | 
The Cultivation Guidelines for Pure Land School Practitioners  







T he Six Harmonies Harmony in having the same viewpoints Harmony in observing the same precepts Harmony in living together Harmony in speaking without conflict Harmony in experiencing Dharma bliss Harmony in sharing benefits




Buddhism / Mahayana 8803 | 
The Cultivation Guidelines for Pure Land School Practitioners  







T he Ten Great Vows of Samantabhadra All Pure Land practitioners should respectfully cultivate the virtue of Samantabhadra: (1) respect all Buddhas, (2) praise Tathagata, (3) make offerings extensively, (4) repent karmic obstacles, (5) rejoice at others’ meritorious deeds, (6) request the turning of the Dharma wheel, (7) request the Buddha to remain in this world, (8) constantly follow the Buddha’s teachings, (9) accommodate all sentient beings, and (10) dedicate all merits universally. Emulate Samantabhadra and cultivate according to his great vows in thought after thought, endlessly and continuously without ceasing. My body, speech and mind will never tire of these deeds.




Buddhism / Mahayana 8802 | 
The Cultivation Guidelines for Pure Land School Practitioners  







T he Six Paramitas that Bodhisattvas Cultivate Always cultivate the Paramitas of giving, precept observation, patience, diligence, meditative concentration, and wisdom. Teach and help all beings to abide in the way to supreme, perfect enlightenment.




Buddhism / Mahayana 8801 | 
The Cultivation Guidelines for Pure Land School Practitioners  







T he Three Conditions in the Visualization Sutra The First Condition: Be filial and care and provide for parents, be respectful to and serve teachers, be compassionate and do not kill, and cultivate the Ten Virtuous Deeds. The Second Condition: Take the Three Refuges, abide by all precepts, and behave in a dignified and appropriate manner. The Third Condition: Generate the Bodhi mind, believe deeply in the law of cause and effect, recite and uphold the Mahayana sutras, and encourage others to advance on the path to enlightenment.




Buddhism / Mahayana 8800 | 
The Cultivation Guidelines for Pure Land School Practitioners  







W hen we meet monastics or lay people, those who practice according to the way of Bodhisattvas, we need to respect and believe in them as they are the Teachers.




Buddhism 8799 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







P lant good roots, avoid bad influences, and have a pure mind.




Buddhism 8798 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







A void all confusing and agitating environments.




Buddhism 8797 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







E steem others and behave respectfully towards them without any disdain.




Buddhism 8796 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







C ultivate diligently for wisdom.




Buddhism 8795 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







B e supremely patient with all dharmas, but do not be attached to them.




Buddhism 8794 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







W e should learn from, be close to, and make offerings to bodhisattvas, who diligently practice meditative concentration.




Buddhism 8793 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







P ropagate and lecture on the Dharma for all people.




Buddhism 8792 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







L ecture on the Dharma using a variety of gentle and kind words and explanations to make the audience feel happy to hear it.




Buddhism 8791 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







E ven a little effort wisely applied can benefit infinite beings.




Buddhism 8790 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







B e comfortable and accord with [proper] conditions in whatever we do.




Buddhism 8789 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







N o jealousy.




Buddhism 8788 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







W ise men will avoid any place where there are untruthful, unbeneficial words or disputes as these will cause many afflictions.




Buddhism 8787 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







F or seeking supreme perfect enlightenment, we should never tire of learning or feel that we have learned enough of the Dharma.




Buddhism 8786 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







B e ashamed of and report all the bad deeds that have been committed.




Buddhism 8785 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







B elieve deeply in cause and effect.




Buddhism 8784 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







B e good at teaching so as to inspire others.




Buddhism 8783 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







S eek the supreme, perfect enlightenment of a Buddha at all times and never forget.




Buddhism 8782 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







P ractice diligently the paramita of patience and abide contentedly in patience.




Buddhism 8781 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







A void harsh language and miserliness.




Buddhism 8780 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







B e awakened and feel ashamed [for bad deeds]. Be focused and diligent in the cultivation of concentration.




Buddhism 8779 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







A rrogance and indulgence are the causes of negligence. Do not despise any being.




Buddhism 8778 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







B e serene and content.




Buddhism 8777 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







E arnestly protect and support the proper teachings, even with one’s life.




Buddhism 8776 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







M ake offerings to the Three Jewels [Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha].




Buddhism 8775 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







V ow to be focused and diligent [in the chosen method of cultivation], and protect and support the proper teachings.




Buddhism 8774 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







S tudy, cultivate, and teach others with speech and by setting examples.




Buddhism 8773 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







W e should be rid of laziness.




Buddhism 8772 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







W e should avoid all bad karmas [deeds] and cultivate the supreme practice.




Buddhism 8771 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







B e constantly mindful of impermanence and be cautious and do not indulge oneself.




Buddhism 8770 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







P ropagate the proper teachings often and widely to others.




Buddhism 8769 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







A lways be diligent in cultivation and do not pursue personal gain.




Buddhism 8768 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







D o not be attached to worldly learning and discussions. Generate the will to pursue the Seven Factors of Enlightenment.




Buddhism 8767 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







D o not pursue prestige or wealth.




Buddhism 8766 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







D o not see the faults of others or consider oneself to be superior.




Buddhism 8765 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







D o not crave personal gain or the respect of others. Instead, always keep a mind of purity and be filled with Dharma joy.




Buddhism 8764 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







D o not draw attention to the faults of others.




Buddhism 8763 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







A bide in the cultivation of purity and generate an awakened mind.




Buddhism 8762 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







B e compassionate to all beings and do not even have the thought of harming any of them.




Buddhism 8761 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







L et your mind be serene and gentle, and always be compassionate.




Buddhism 8760 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







E njoy and always cultivate the wondrous practice of pure supreme karmas [deeds].




Buddhism 8759 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







D o not attach to excess sleeping or eating.




Buddhism 8758 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







D o not see the faults of others.




Buddhism 8757 | 
Sutra on Generating the Supreme Aspiration of Bodhisattvas, Pure Land Translation Team  







D o not evade paying taxes.




Buddhism 8756 | 
Upasaka Precepts Sutra  







D o not violate the law.




Buddhism 8755 | 
Upasaka Precepts Sutra  





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