Aspiring for rebirth in the Pureland of Amitabha, it is crucial to
cultivate the threefold blessedness:
First, be filial to and in support of parents, attend to teachers,
be compassionate and refrain from killing, cultivate the karma of
Second, receive and keep the threefold refuge, complete all precepts,
refrain from violation of the dignified deportment; and
Third, initiate the bodhi mind, command profound faith in cause and
effect, recite the Mahayana (literature), exhort fellow practitioners.
Sutra of Contemplating the Buddha of Immeasurable Life promises
rebirth in the World of Ultimate Joy of the West if practice of the
threefold blessedness be complete.