Looking with faith at the images of the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas and reciting their names has a positive and purifying effect on our mind. Our mind will be filled with inspiring blessings, thus making us more peaceful and relaxed. We will also awaken our potentiality to see actual Buddhas in the future, and create the causes within our own mind to develop the sublime enlightened qualities these beings possess. In the practice known as The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls, one of the most powerful methods for purifying our mind of all negativity, we request these Buddhas to witness our confession and dedication of merit, and we prostrate in their presence.
Meditating on the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas with a mind of prostration while integrating the four opponent powers is a powerful spiritual practice for purifying our mind of negativity, and helps us to make swift progress on the path to enlightenment.
This set of holy images is designed to help increase our familiarity with the name, appearance and Pure Land of each of the Thirty-five Buddhas and what they specifically purify. In this way we draw closer to these Buddhas and strengthen the purifying power of our practice.
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