The Limitations of Amulets

Amulets might offer some protection –
but they cannot protect anyone
from eventual death.

Amulets might offer some blessings –
but they cannot give anyone
eternal deathlessness (liberation).

The true Amulet to don on oneself is Dharma practice,
which creates boundless merits,
which leads to boundless wisdom.

With the perfection of merits and wisdom,
there is perfection of self-protection and blessings,
the perfection of liberation.

(Physical ‘Buddhist’ amulets are sometimes materially attached to,
even though they cannot ensure better rebirths or enlightenment.)

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