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“Being Surrendered by Amida Buddha”

The word surrender comes from the Indo-European root DO, to give, hence the Latin dare, to give. So to surrender is to give.

In meditation, still and active, one’s self is given over to the Higher Power, to Amida Buddha, to the Great Spirit – to whatever word you choose to use for the forever Unknowable.

It is not that one surrenders oneself – but that one’s self is surrendered by Amida to Amida.


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