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Nine Stages of Lotus Flowers

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<poem> Nine Stages of Lotus Flowers; Or Nine Grades, Classes of Lotus Flowers, i.e.

which represent ninefold future life into Pure Land. The nine grades, or rewards, of the Pure Land, corresponding to the nine grades of development in the previous life, upon which depends, in the next life, one's distance from Amitabha, the consequent aeons that are required to approach Amitabha, and whether one's lotus will open early or late.

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