Repaying through Chanting "Amitabha"

Yutang Lin

Praying and performing Powa only as voluntary services,
Moved some to ask about how to repay such kindness.
Buddha bestows blessings to cultivate and liberate all beings;
Constantly chant the holy name to appreciate grace boundless.


Praying and performing Powa to help people has been my voluntary service for years. Some beneficiaries would ask me, "How to repay your kindness?" As a matter of fact, the blessings all come from Buddha. Therefore, my reply is always the same, "Chant 'Amitabha' more often." In this way one could appreciate more the boundless grace of Buddha through each repetition of the holy name; furthermore, one would thereby gradually emerge from suffering and thus fulfill the compassionate wish of Buddha.

Written in Chinese and translated on August 1, 2000
El Cerrito, California

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