This volume, combining the Sutra with Master Hua’s commentary, succeeds not only in introducing the practice and thought of Pure Land Buddhism, also referred to as Mahayana Buddhism, but effectively presents a lucid introduction to this ...
Author: Hsuan Hua
Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society
The so-called ‘’shorter’’ Amitabha Sutra has been and is a foundation of spirituality for millions of Buddhist believers throughout the ages. The Sutra describes the magnificent Buddhist “heaven,” the Pure Land, where conditions are perfect for the practice of the Buddhist path. The sutra also describes the method for being reborn to that land, namely mindfulness of its Buddha, Amitabha. Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua’s accompanying commentary amplifies the text and explains its main concepts by providing many interesting anecdotes involving the Buddha and his disciples. This volume, combining the Sutra with Master Hua’s commentary, succeeds not only in introducing the practice and thought of Pure Land Buddhism, also referred to as Mahayana Buddhism, but effectively presents a lucid introduction to this Buddhism as it is practiced today.
The Pure Land School, originated in China, is founded on five sutras and one treatise. This book, Rulus second, presents these six texts and four other sutras in English, all translated from texts in the Chinese Buddhist Canon.
Publisher: Author House
The Mahayana Buddhist doctrine teaches that all sentient beings have Buddha nature and will eventually attain Buddhahood. For the spiritual training of those who are resolved to become Buddhas to benefit themselves and others, Sakyamuni Buddha recommends a Pure Land—Amitabha Buddha’s Land of Ultimate Bliss. To be reborn in that land, one must have faith, resolve, and training. In that splendid environment and in the excellent company of advanced Bodhisattvas, one will attain Buddhahood with Amitabha Buddha’s training and support. The Pure Land School, originated in China, is founded on five sutras and one treatise. This book, Rulu’s second, presents these six texts and four other sutras in English, all translated from texts in the Chinese Buddhist Canon. Five of these ten English translations have never before been published in book form. To help readers, the translator’s introduction provides an organized presentation of Pure Land teachings; another chapter tells the life stories of the patriarchs of the Pure Land School. Buddhist terms are explained in the glossary. This book will benefit readers at all levels and serve as a basis for scholarly research. For those who aspire to be reborn in the Pure Land, it is the only English guidebook available.
Its title literally means "The Heart of the Perfection of Understanding." The Heart Sutra is often cited as the best-known and most popular Buddhist scripture of all. Various commentators divide this text into different numbers of sections.
Author: Gautama Buddha
The Heart Sutra is a famous sutra in Mahayana Buddhism. Its title literally means "The Heart of the Perfection of Understanding." The Heart Sutra is often cited as the best-known and most popular Buddhist scripture of all. Various commentators divide this text into different numbers of sections. Briefly, the sutra describes the experience of liberation of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokitesvara, as a result of insight gained while engaged in deep meditation to awaken the faculty of prajna (wisdom). The insight refers to apprehension of the fundamental emptiness of all phenomena, known through and as the five aggregates of human existence (skandhas): form (rupa), feeling (vedana), volitions (samskara), perceptions (samjna), and consciousness (vijnana). The Supplementary Amitabha Sutra The bulk of the Amitabha Sutra, considerably shorter than other Pure Land sutras, consists of a discourse which the Buddha gave at Jeta Grove in Sravastito his disciple Sariputra. The talk concerned the wondrous adornments that await the righteous in the western pure land of Sukhavati, as well as the beings that reside there, including the buddha Amitabha. The text also describes what one must do to be reborn there.
Summary and Interpretation of the Amitabha Sutra, Section 1-3 In Pure Land Buddhism, people believe that ... The Amitayus Sutra, known as “The Buddha speaks of Infinite Life Sutra” (佛說觀無量壽佛經) in China tells the frame work,
Author: Timo Schmitz
Category: Literary Collections
This book contains most English-language articles that were once published online by Timo Schmitz between 2017 and 2018, including the first five chapters of the book of Genesis, which he translated from Hebrew and commented. Timo Schmitz (*1993) is a language fanatic, philosopher, journalist, poet and book author. He is known for his “New Constructivist Communism”, a political philosophy which questions contemporary society, morality and thinks of alternative forms of living. His works in 2017 and 2018 broadly cover religions, as he investigated many indigenous religions and uses their wisdom in his philosophical writings. In 2017, he gave an analysis on a popular North Korean religious cult in which he shows the strong connection between that religion and the government line. In 2018, he dedicated a lot of attention on Judaism, but also wrote first articles including Islamic views. In thee two years, he thought a lot about God and belief issues and it is the point where he turned from an atheist into a theist, thus a major changing point in his philosophical journey.
Author: Ronald B. Epstein, PhDPublish On: 2012-10-15
... land, Five Types of BuddhistStudy andPractice– Pure Land, recitation of the
Buddha's name, Avalokiteśvara (Bodhisattva) Amitābha Sutra 阿彌陀經 The
complete title [translated from the Chinese] is The Buddha Speaks of Amitābha Sutra.
Author: Ronald B. Epstein, PhD
Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society
This book is a brief, but comprehensive and encyclopedic study handbook of Buddhist cosmology, hagiology, and terminology. Most entries are explanatory essays based on the teachings of Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua explaining hundreds of Buddhist terms, personages, lists, and concepts. The book also indexes Chinese, Pali, and Sanskrit terms, providing clear and accessible explanations. The book also provides a brief study guide for both novice and advanced seekers of enlightenment. Most entries also end with notation that refers the reader to related entries. Reviews Provides the right mix of scholarly attention and accessible language. —David Batstone, University of San Francisco Department of Theology & Religious Studies Have you confused karma with dharma? Amida with Gautama? The Five Desires with the Eightfold Path? Then Ronald Epstein’s Buddhism A to Z can provide a little enlightenment. Geared for English-speaking Westerners who want to know more about Buddhism, this alphabetical dictionary covers everything from the role of an abbot to the contributions of Zen. —Publishers Weekly A comprehensive handbook, not only useful for the interested beginner but also a treasury of teachings for the experienced practitioner. —Ajahn Amaro, Co-abbot Abhayagiri Monastery, Redwood Valley, CA
The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra: A General Explanation, a Bianwen found
from Dunhuang, also revealed how Buddhism had been in co-existence with
Nestorianism, Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism. “Who do the masses indicate in
Author: Fen Gao
Publisher: World Scientific
Category: Social Science
Silk Road: The Study of Drama Culture is the translated edition of the Chinese academic book of the same title written by Professor LI Qiang from Shaanxi Normal University, China. The book breaks through the concept of regarding Han Drama as the center, yet elaborates the Silk Road drama as an inclusive culture and a prevailing literary art form in human civilization. Relying on his extensive experience and broad vision, the author conducts the thorough study by means of literature, artifacts and academic fieldwork. The book studies the drama culture of all ethnic groups from Asia, Europe and Africa and touches upon the cultural exchanges between China and its neighboring countries, between the East and the West. The carefully presented details in this book are aimed to explore all the related fields such as dramaturgy, philology, phonology, religion, history, geography, archeology, ethnology, and folklore between the East and the West from the perspective of cultural anthropology. The explanations in the book contribute to an in-depth study on the origins of the Silk Road and the drama culture along the Silk Road.
The book includes: - Amitabha Buddha and the description of Sukhavati. - Majestic grandeur of Buddhism. - Other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in every direction. - Heaven and enlightenment. - Methods to win rebirth in Sukhavati.
Author: Kiew Kit Wong
Publisher: Cosmos Internet
Sakyamuni Buddha taught the Amitabha Sutra over 2000 years ago. It is one of the most important Sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. It teaches how a person can be reborn in Sukhavati, also known as the Western Paradise of Eternal Bliss. In Sukhavati, Grandmaster Wong Kiew Kit, explains the principles and practice of Pure Land Buddhism. He introduces and comments on the various Sutras and Mantras that are important to Pure Land practitioners. The book includes: - Amitabha Buddha and the description of Sukhavati. - Majestic grandeur of Buddhism. - Other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in every direction. - Heaven and enlightenment. - Methods to win rebirth in Sukhavati. - Settling doubts. - Commentaries from the classics.
The Infinite Life Sutra is a Mahayana Buddhist sutra, and the primary text of Pure Land Buddhism. It is the longest of the three major texts of Pure Land Buddhism.
Author: Gautama Buddha
The Infinite Life Sutra is a Mahayana Buddhist sutra, and the primary text of Pure Land Buddhism. It is the longest of the three major texts of Pure Land Buddhism. In the Longer Sukhavativyuha Sutra, the Buddha begins by describing to his attendant Ananda a past life of the Buddha. Amitabha. He states that in a past life, Amitabha was once king who renounced his kingdom, and became a bodhisattva monk named Dharmakara ("Dharma Storehouse").Under the guidance of the buddha Lokesvararaja ("World Sovereign King"), innumerable buddha-lands throughout the ten directions were revealed to him. After meditating for five eons as a bodhisattva, he then made a great series of vows to save all sentient beings, and through his great merit, created the realm of Sukhavati ("Ultimate Bliss").This land of Sukhavati would later come to be known as the Pure Land. The sutra describes in great detail Sukhavati and its inhabitants, and how they are able to attain rebirth there. The text also provides a detailed account of the various levels and beings in the Mahayana Buddhist cosmology. The sutra also contains the forty-eight vows of Amitabha Buddha to save all sentient beings. The eighteenth vow is among the most important as it forms a basic tenet of the Pure Land school. This vow is most commonly known as shi nian bi sheng yuan, because it states that if a sentient being makes even "ten recitations" of the Amitabha Buddha's name they will attain "certain rebirth" into the Pure Land.
Author: Buddhist Text Translation SocietyPublish On: 2013-01-20
This handbook contains the liturgy for daily morning and evening recitation as well as for special ceremonies in Mahayana Buddhist monasteries.
Author: Buddhist Text Translation Society
Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society
This handbook contains the liturgy for daily morning and evening recitation as well as for special ceremonies in Mahayana Buddhist monasteries. The Chinese text for these ceremonies is accompanied by Yale Romanization and English translation. Morning ceremony, which traditionally last from 4 to 5 am every morning, consists of the Surangama Mantra (from the Surangama Sutra), the Great Compassion Mantra and other shorter mantras, the Heart Sutra, and the Ten Great Vows of Samantabhadra (Universal Worthy) Bodhisattva taken from the Avatamsaka (Flower Adornment) Sutra. Evening ceremony traditionally lasts between 6 to 7 pm and alternates between the Amitabha Sutra and the Eighty-Eight Buddha Repentance Ceremony. In addition, the handbook contains ceremonies for liberating life, bathing the Buddha, the Great Compassion Repentance Ceremony, among others. It also includes the Ullambana Sutra, the sutra on the practice of filial respect.
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Author: J. Gordon Melton
This masterful six-volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts. • Coverage of the religions of more than 240 countries, including all of the larger religious communities, denominations, and sects • Detailed statistical information on the major religious communities in each country • 100+ entries on famous and important religious sites and places of pilgrimage • Biographies of the 100 most influential religious leaders in history • More than 150 photographs, plus maps and illustrations for each nation • A bibliography for each entry
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search for heart 15; discriminating mind 35, 42. Animals, born from emotion 29.
Author: Hsüan Hua
Describes the setting for the speaking of the Sutra, the assembly that gathered to hear it, the Buddha's emission of light, the questions asked by Maitreya Bodhisattva, and the response given by Manjushri Bodhisattva.
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Author: Hsüan Hua
Publisher: Dharma Realm Buddhist Association
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Author: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and IrelandPublish On: 1880
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contemporary of Fa - Hian ( 400 A . D . ) , and that this translator omitted
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Author: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland