The first of the Five Guidelines is the Three Conditions, which were related by the Buddha in the  Visualization Sutra. He explained that the Three Conditions were the true causes of pure karma for all Buddhas of the past, present, and future.

 

In the Amitabha Sutra, the Buddha further explained that to be reborn in the Western Pure Land, we have to be "good men and good women." The standard for this is the Three Conditions; thus, they are a crucial part of our practice, an integral component of rebirth in the Pure Land.

 

To achieve this rebirth, we need belief, vows, and practice—leading a moral life and chanting Amituofo mindfully.

 

The First Condition:

 

The Second Condition:

 

The Third Condition:

 

Teachings

 Karma

 

 

 Rebirth

Impermanence &

Nonself

 

 

 Three Refuges

 Three Poisons

 Four Immeasurable

  Minds

 Four Noble Truths

 

 

 Five Precepts

 

 

 

 Six Harmonies

 

 

 Ten Virtuous Deeds

 

 Six Paramitas

 Threefold Learning

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