All Buddhas have pure lands. Although there are as many Buddhalands as the Ganges' sands, the World Honored One spoke only the Amitabha Sutra without request, praising the Pure Land in the West in unison with all Buddhas. Therefore, its superiority goes without saying!
The Amitabha Sutra, with less than two thousand characters in Chinese, is the shortest of the three Sutras of Pure Land School. Yet over the generations, it has been the basis for those who recite the Buddha's name and cultivate the Pure Land teaching. Singlemindedly reciting the Buddha's name seems easy, yet the underlying principle is profound; in fact, all Dharma-doors are inseparable from it. It is easy in that even the dullest person, as long as he recites honestly, can be reborn in the Pure Land. "People of superior, average and inferior roots can all cultivate it, and those of keen and dull faculties are both gathered in." Therefore, "One recitation of Amitabha, the king of all dharmas, completely contains the five periods and eight teachings. If a cultivator can honestly and sincerely recite the Buddha's name, he will certainly enter the still, bright and unmoving Way-place." Throughout history, many patriarchs of various sects also practiced Pure Land teaching. It is hoped that those in the Great Assembly will exhort one another and cultivate together to quickly be reborn in the Pure Land and attain the Buddha Way.
Books Available at Dharma Realm Buddhist University
Division of All Sutras
1.The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra with Commentary (English or Spanish) US$8.00
2.The Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva with Commentary US$7.00
3.The Ten Dharma Realms Are Not Beyond a Single Thought - Verses and Commentary US$4.00
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