No practice can be successful without hard work and determination, but as beginners to the Bodhisattva Path of Sudden Attainment we are unsure of ourselves, we don’t know what to do and how much to do it. Therefore the Master has set up the following daily Assignment Schedule for any practitioners who want to follow this path. One practices according to one's level.
Everyday a Pureland Practitioner should recite the Buddha’s name five thousand to ten thousand times (5,000 – 10,000).
- Everyday a Pureland Practitioner should do a Morning and Evening Service (using the basic procedure we used on retreat). If time is a problem do at least one of the two services at a set time every day, for a minimum of 30min. (one can also use the chanting CD by the Abbot of FoGuangShan, Master Hsin Pey)
- Everyday a Pureland Practitioner should bow 54 to 108 times a day to Amitabha Buddha.
- A Pureland Practitioner should set himself a goal of reciting the Buddha’s name a million times, and doing a hundred thousand prostrations. In this way is motivated to push himself everyday.
The most important thing is to remember the Great Vows of Amitabha Buddha, and to rely completely on the Buddha’s Power.
(Written on behalf of Master Hui Re)