TA SHIH CHI P'USA  


TA SHIH CHI P'USA

1. e meditation on Love which leads one to ponder and
yearn for the weal and welfare of all beings, including
the happiness and safety of one's own enemies.
2. e meditation on Pity which causes one to think of all
the sufferings of sentient beings so as to arouse a deep
compassion for them in one's own mind.
3. e meditation on Joy in which one dwel s on the
prosperity of others and rejoices in their happiness.
4. e meditation on Impurity in which one realises the
evil consequences of defiled thoughts and the effects of
unwholesome acts.
5. e meditation on Serenity which leads one to rise
above the grips of the mental poisons of greed, anger
and delusion, so that all unwholesome acts are
discarded and one is able to subdue desires thereby
attaining calmness and tranquil ity of mind.
ere are many other methods of meditating on Amitabha
Buddha which are more profound but may not be suitable for
beginners of the path. However, one should not be over anxious
to practise them all or wish to determine which is the most ef-
fective practice. All are in fact suitable and beneficial as long as
faith and devotion are present in the minds of the practitioners.
For the present, it is best that recitation on Amitabha's name be
vigorously practised until the deep and inexpressible inner ex-
perience has been felt.

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