Subjects: gautama buddha. This work is said to be at the origin of pure land practice in china. In fact, amitabha sutra amitabha sutra book is one of the many expedient teachings expounded by shakyamuni buddha to enable all to attain buddhahood. It introduces the wondrous western pure land of the amitabha buddha and highlights the importance to be reborn there for one’ s path to the final enlightenment. The first known sutra mentioning amitābha is the translation into chinese of the pratyutpanna sūtra by the kuṣāṇa monk lokakṣemaaround 180 ce. It’ s very good to print for people who have cancer, and amitabha sutra book for the success of activities and projects.
In this sutra, amitabha sutra book the nembutsu ( namu amida butsu) is specifically proclaimed amitabha sutra book as the avenue to liberation of suffering beings from samsara. This is supernatural- power light. Und das sutra ist nicht nur für den weisen sariputra von großer bedeutung, sondern auch für uns als normale weltliche menschen interessant kennenzulernen. The amitabha sutra introduction and translation amitabha sutra book by ronald epstein ( upasaka i guorong) first published in vajra bodhi sea, no. Amitabha- recitation sums up shakyamuni buddha’ s sacred teachings 45 questions and answers 46. Print book: englishview all editions and formats: rating: ( not yet rated) 0 with reviews - be the first. More intrinsically, amitabha is the limitless, luminous nature of our mind. Its author amitabha sutra book is the distinguished seventeenth century t’ ien- t’ ai master amitabha sutra book ou- i, subsequently honored as the ninth patriarch of the pure land school.
The entire practice is to chant. The bulk of the amitabha sutra, considerably shorter than other pure land sutras, consists of a discourse which the. First, there is the title of the sutra to explain. Amitayus is also one of the three deities of long life ( amitayus, white tara & ushnishavijaya). The buddha speaks of amitabha sutra: a general amitabha sutra book explanation - ebook written by hsuan hua. Reprinted in hua, a general explanation of the buddha speaks of amitabha sutra. Living beings of the ten directions need only recite amitabha sutra book amitabha buddha' s name, practicing amitabha sutra book even just the dharma of ten recitations,. The amitabha sutra as discoursed by the buddha 5 rebirth in pure land dharani 51 55 reciting amitabha buddha’ s name 57 taking amitabha sutra book refuge in amitabha buddha and the bodhisattvas 59 triple refuge 61 a prayer to amitabha buddha 63 dedication of merit 77 the forty- eight vows of amitabha buddha 79. Amitayus long life sutra this is one of the texts that, if written in gold, mountains of negative karma get purified.
Cleary thus have i heard: once buddha was in the land of shravasti, in the garden of jeta and anathapindika. Xlix of the amitabha sutra book sacred books of the east series ( oxford, 1894, public domain) has amitabha sutra book been edited for ease of reading and comprehension by modern. The ceremony amitabha sutra book was presided by venerable guo xing, abbot of the center and 9 monastics assisted. The amitabha sutra is a popular colloquial name for amitabha sutra book the smaller amitabha sutra book sukhavativyuha sutra. When one explicates the text of the amitabha sutra, there are five layers of profound meaning: 1. This translation amitabha sutra book of the amitabha sutra, the pure land text which describes amitabha buddha s land of ultimate bliss, incorporates the lectures of the tripitaka master hua, which explain the essential principles of pure land and amitabha sutra book orthodox buddhism, and follows the traditional chinese buddhist. An early sutra connected to the avatamsaka sutra some of these were probably composed in the north of india in the 1st century ce. See full list on amitabha sutra book chinabuddhismencyclopedia. In the amitabha sutra, when the buddha talked about “ going to the west past ten trillion lands, ” we immediately imagine the " west" as being in a certain direction. The so- called ‘ amitabha sutra book ’ shorter’ ’ amitabha sutra has been and is a foundation of spirituality for millions of buddhist believers throughout the ages.
This is a compound of the sanskrit words amita ( " without bound, infinite" ) and ābhā ( " light, splendor" ). It introduces the wondrous western pure land of the amitabha buddha and highlights the importance to be reborn there for one’ s path to the. 9 out of 5 stars 2 ratings. This altar display at a temple in taiwan shows amitābha in the center, flanked by mahāsthāmaprāpta on the buddha' s left and guānyīnon the right it can be difficult to distinguish amitābha from śākyamuni ( and any buddhas in general) as both are portrayed as possessing all the attributes of a buddhabut no distinguishing marks. It describes in detail the supremely beautiful adornments of the western land of ultimate bliss.
More amitabha sutra book images. 39; mind- seal of the buddhas' by patriarch ou- i' s commentary on the amitabha sutra. Amitāyus being a compound of amita ( " infinite" ) and āyus ( " life" ), and so means " he whose life is boundless". In the versions of the sutra widely known in china, vietnam, korea and japan, dharmakāra' s eighteenth vow was that any amitabha sutra book being in any universe des. Even if you have read one good book in your life. In the longer sutra, it is stated that when amitabha was about to teach the dharma to reverent bodhisattvas coming from all directions, the buddha joyfully issued light from his mouth which. The amitabha sutra 佛說阿彌陀經 read online the amitabha sutra is greatly influential in chinese buddhism.
Pdf books the heart sutra: with supplementary amitabha sutra free ebooks the heart sutra: with supplementary amitabha amitabha sutra book sutra you can download textbooks and business books in pdf amitabha sutra book amitabha sutra book format without registration. Full text of " the amitabha sutra" see other formats the amitabha sutra translated into chinese by tripitaka master kumarajiva translated from chinese into english by j. We believe it should be real easy to download your desired books without registration. T hus i have amitabha sutra book heard. The statue is dated to " the 28th year of the reign of huviṣka" ( i. He then resolved to become a amitabha sutra book buddha and so to come into possession of a buddhakṣetra ( " buddha- field", a realm existing in the primordial universe outside of ordinary space time, produced by a buddha' s merit) possessed of many perfections. When you participate in this elegant and powerful practice, you feel immediate peace and comfort. On a deeper level, as sogyal rinpoche says, amitabha " represents our pure nature and symbolizes the transmutation of desire, the predominant emotion of amitabha sutra book the human realm. The proper form ( wordstem) of amitābha' s name in sanskrit is amitābha, masculine, and the nominative singular is amitābha. The amitabhavyuha sutra tells us that many aeons ago, as the monk dharmakara, he generated bodhichitta in the presence of the amitabha sutra book buddha lokeshvara.
More like this: similar items. It is one of the primary sutras recited and upheld in the pure land buddhist schools. The reason is that when sons or daughters of good families hear this sutra or hear the name of the buddha amitabha and wholly put it into practice and maintain mindful recitation of buddha amitabha’ s name, they will be protected by amitabha sutra book the recollection of all the buddhas, and they will attain the highest fruit of awakening from which they will. 8043 | the buddha expounding amitabha sutra, buddhism source : translated by yutang amitabha sutra book lin. There is a difference between amitayus and amitabha, ( in tibetan buddhism) amitayus~ the buddha of infinite life and amitabha~ the buddha of infinite light are essentially identical, beingreflective images o.
This text is highly influential in east asian buddhism, including china, korea, japan, and vietnam. Homage to buddhas and bodhisattvas in the vast assembly of the lotus pool. , sometime in the latter half of the 2nd century ce, during the period of the kuṣāṇa empire), and was apparently dedicated to " amitābha buddha" by a family of merchants. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the buddha speaks of amitabha sutra: a general explanation. Das sutra " buddha amitabha" ist in bilingualer form, chinesisch/ deutsch, als paperback, hardcover und e- book erhältlich. Max muller ( amitabha sutra book translator) 2.
1 amitabha sutra. The buddha speaks of amitabha sutra belongs to the class of sutras spoken without formal request. An illustration of an open book. The name amitāyus ( nominative form amitāyuḥ) is also used for the sambhogakāya aspect of amitabha, particularly associated with longevity. Briefly, the sutra describes the experience of liberation of the bodhisattva the heart amitabha sutra book sutra is a famous sutra in mahayana amitabha sutra book buddhism. Understanding amitabha buddha sutra from the perspective of the lotus sutra amitabha buddha, or amida buddha, is the buddha of special reverence in pureland.
Amitābha - amitabha sutra book - ( buddhist deity) spiritual life - - buddhism. That light illuminated the 18, 000 buddha- lands in the eastern direction. Before he spoke the lotus sutra. This english translation by j. Snang ba mtha' yas) — the buddha of boundless light, belonging to the lotus family ( one of the five buddha families). * free* shipping on qualifying offers. However, to imagine [ of the. Sūtra 23 ( posted 03/, updated 12/ ) book information on home page 佛說阿彌陀經 buddha pronounces the sūtra of amitābha buddha translated from sanskrit into chinese in the later amitabha sutra book qin dynasty. The heart sutra is often cited as the best- known and most popular buddhist scripture of all.
The amitabha sutra ( chinese: 阿彌陀經) the amitabha sutra is greatly influential in chinese buddhism. Consequently, the name is to be interpreted as " he who possesses light without bound, he whose splendor is infinite". According to the larger sūtra of immeasurable life ( mahāyāna amitāyus sūtra) amitābha was, in very ancient times and possibly in another system of worlds, a monk named dharmakāra. The amitabha sutra is a mahayana buddhist text, and i. This book is a translation from the chinese of a major commentary on the amitabha sutra, the key text of pure land buddhism. An illustration of an audio speaker. In chinese, his name is given as āmítuó fó ( 阿彌陀佛), where āmítuó is the chinese representation of the first three syllables of either amitābha or amitāyus, and fó is chinese for buddha ( a very early borro.
Furthermore, there are sculptures of amitabha in dhyani mudras as well as bronzes of amitabha in abhaya mudra from the gandhara era of the 1st century ce suggesting the popularity of amitabha during that time. Read this book using google play books app on your pc, android, ios devices. The amitabha sutra is a mahayana buddhist text, and it is one of the primary sutras recited and upheld in the pure land buddhist schools. To our knowledge, it is the. These resolutions were expressed in his forty- eight vows, which set out the type of buddha- field dharmakāra aspired to create, the conditions under which beings might be born into that world, and what kind of beings they would be when rebornthere. During the late eighties to mid- nineties, contemporary books about buddhism in the english language, even sutras, were not widely available in singapore. Download books free in pdf and epub formats. The heart sutra: with supplementary amitabha sutra paperback – j by gautama buddha ( author), f. Amitabha- recitation is the beginning and the end of all dharma practices 41 13.
Wikipedia: amitabha amitabha ( skt. The buddha speaks of amitabha sutra: a general explanation [ venerable master hsuan hua, buddhist text translation society] on amazon. At one time the buddha dwelt at shravasti, in the jeta grove, in the garden of the benefactor of orphans and the solitary, together with a gathering amitabha sutra book amitabha sutra book of great bhikshus, twelve hundred fifty in all, all great arhats whom the assembly knew and recognized: elders. The sutra describes the magnificent buddhist “ heaven, ” the pure land, where conditions are perfect for the practice of the buddhist path. Contentssutra benefits: 10 great benefitsnianfo or nembutsuhow to chantvisualizationamitabha sutra there is a something very precious and special about the practice of chanting the name of amitabha buddha: traditionally, the single word chant, amituofo. [ amitabha sutra book this scripture is called " the amitabha sutra spoken by buddha". ] this sutra takes its title amitabha sutra book from the one who expounds it and from the one of whom he speaks. It was translated from sanskrit into chinese by the tripitaka master. On aug, more than 170 people attended the recitation ritual of amitabha sutra in three sessions held at chan meditation center, new york.
He can amitabha sutra book also be seen holding a lotus in his hands while displaying the meditation mudrā. At that time, he made fifty- one vows to lead all beings to his pure realm of sukhavati. The shorter sukhāvatīvyūha sūtra is one of the two indian mahayana sutras that describe sukhavati, the pure land of amitābha. In some versions of the sūtra, dharmakāra is described as a former king who, having come into contact with the buddhist teachings through the buddha lokesvararaja, renounced his throne. 2 the title of the sutra. Its practice has amitabha sutra book been highly emphasized in traditional monasteries and modern buddhist temples. 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 amitabha sutra book sravas " the amitabha amitabha sutra book sutra is a popular colloquial name for the. Following the maxim that the dharma should be given freely, the books that are produced by abc are distributed for free on our premises as well as to fpmt centres around the world.
Amitabha- amitabha sutra book recitation is the profound teaching of the avatamsaka sutra and the secret essence of the lotus amitabha sutra book sutra 43 14. - book on the pa auk method amitabha sutra book of meditation — translated by greg kleiman. [ 29] thus scholars generally think that the earliest mahayana sutras were mainly composed in the south of india, and later the activity of writing additional scriptures was continued in the north. Based on the chinese text translated by tripitaka master kumarajiva of yao qin. Buddha pronounces the sūtra of amitābha buddha. Amitabha sutra is the popular colloquial name for the shorter sukhavativyuha sutra ( chinese: 阿彌陀經; | | pinyin] ] : ; jp: amida kyō; vi: a di đà kinh), or amitabha sutra book the buddha' s discourse of the amitabha sutra, is a mahayana buddhist text. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. I n the utmost joy land there are ponds made of seven kinds of jewels and amitabha sutra book fully filled with amitabha sutra book water with eight kinds of merits, and their bottoms are covered with gold sand. Various commentators divide this text into different numbers of sections. The first known epigraphic evidence for amitābha is the bottom amitabha sutra book part of a statue found in govindnagar, pakistan and now located at the mathuramuseum. འོ ད་ དཔག་ མེ ད་, öpamé or སྣ ང་ བ་ མཐའ་ ཡས་, nangwa tayé; wyl.
The appearance of such literature and sculptural remains at the end of the 2nd century suggests that the doctrine of amitābhaprobably developed during the 1st and 2nd centuries ce. At one time the buddha dwelt at shravasti, in the jeta grove, in the garden of the benefactor of orphans and the solitary, together with a gathering of great bhikshus, twelve hundred fifty in all, all great arhats whom the assembly knew and. He is mostly depicted sitting and holding in his hands a vessel containing the nectar of immortality. The buddha speaks of amitabha sutra. Takakusu published originally as vol.
Box 00 national tsinghua university. Amitabha can, however, often be distinguished by his mudrā: amitābha is often depicted, when shown seated, displaying the meditation mudrā ( thumbs touching and fingers together ( as in the kamakura statue of amitābha) or the exposition mudrā, while the earth- touching mudrā ( right hand pointed downward over the right leg, palm inward) is reserved for a seated śākyamunialone. 《 阿彌陀經.