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Ten times Amida’s name* shall pass my lips
Ere [Before] I repose [rest].
My last long slumber [death] shall begin some time,
And when, – who knows?

– Honen Shonin

*Amituofo in Chinese


One Response to “Mindfulness Of Buddha Before Bed”

  1. Interesting Hōnen was originally named Seishi-maru after the bodhisattva Seishi (Mahasthamaprapta in Sanskrit) and was said to be Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva in manifestation.

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