How to Pray to Buddha

(Phurpa Tashi Rinpoche is also a heart-son of Achuk Lama Rinpoche, he is considered widely to be the mind-emanation of  Guru Padmasambhava himself and at a young age, he has also completely realised Dzogchen and has evidenced a light body in photos on certain occasions) Phurpa Tashi Rinpoche When we visualise Buddha Amitabha, Avalokiteshvara or the very kind root Guru above our crown, we should recall that this figure is the embodiment of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the past, present and future. We should have this kind of all-inclusive pervasive faith. If one does not have this kind of pervasive faith, then the blessings received is not complete/perfect, instead we only receive limited blessings. For instance, when two people pray to Buddha Amitabha, one person understands this and knows that Buddha Amitabha is the embodiment of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the past, present and future, therefore praying to Amitabha is equal to praying to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the three times. But for the other person who has heavy discriminating thoughts, Amitabha is just Amitabha, completely unrelated to other Buddhas, he will pray to Amitabha with such a mindset. These blessings received in these two cases are completely different. The first person who regards Amitabha as the embodiment of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the past, present and future would receive a total and perfect blessing, whereas the second person, although he has faith in Buddha Amitabha, receives an incomplete blessing.

This pervasive faith is extremely important. Whether one can receive the blessings of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the three times and ten directions completely depends on whether your understanding of dharma and the faith during your supplication is pervasive and complete. This point is extremely extremely important. There are especially some laypeople who have many loopholes in their practice, always using a biased or one-sided way to pray. This will not allow them to receive the full blessings of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the three times and ten directions.
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