December 7, 1972 . Thursday Evening

(Timely Teachings, page 266)

On Planting Vajra Seeds

 Ven. Master Hsuan Hua

Now that you have planted vajra seeds, you will certainly reap the fruit of bodhi in the future. Once you have ingested vajra into your stomach, that vajra will never be dissolved. To recite the Budhha’s name is to plant vajra seeds. Those seeds will never be destroyed. Don’t have doubts, thinking, “What benefits could chanting ‘Namo Amitabha, Namo Amitabha’ possibly have?”. There’s no way to discuss those benefits fully.

Throughout his whole life, Sakyamuni Buddha enthusiastically praised the dharma door of reciting Buddha’s name. The Amitabha Sutra was spoken without being requested. From that we can see the importance of the method of reciting the Buddha’s name. By reciting the Buddha’s name we can be reborn in the Western Land of Ultimate Bliss. In the past, in China , many, many people have attained rebirth in the West by reciting the Buddha’s name.