Wednesday, 22 July 2015

What's the meaning of "Amituofo"? 「阿彌陀佛」是什麼意思?

Q: What's the meaning of "Amituofo"?

A: The meaning of Amituofo is infinite life and infinite light.
It is infinite life because Amituofo can receive infinite sentient beings universally in the endless long river of time; it is infinite light because Amituofo can take care of endless sentient beings in the sea of bitterness with infinite wisdom and immeasurable compassion.

When we recite Buddha's name, our mind will correspond to compassion and wisdom, i.e, the infinite light of Amituofo; our mind will never separate with wisdom and compassion as well as the name of Amituofo, that's also infinite life.

teaching by Venerable Master Sheng Yen