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Master Shandao’s Exegesis on the Deep Mind: Gain and Loss in the Two Kinds of Practices
The 13 disadvantages of miscellaneous practices in Pure Land
Uploaded 25 Oct 2017
The Cause of Assured Rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land, Part 2
Clarifying the causes of rebirth in the Pure Land
Uploaded 28 Oct 2016
Three Kinds of Deficient Faith in Pure Land Buddhism
Three mismatches that lead to faulty practice
Uploaded 27 Sep 2016
How is Dedication Related to Rebirth in the Land of Bliss?
Dedication-aspiration in Pure Land versus merit-dedication in traditional Mahayana Buddhism
Uploaded 8 Jan 2016
Can Amitabha-recitation Help One to Overcome Lust?
The question of lust in Pure Land practice
Uploaded 10 Jul 2015
Confusion, Doubt, and Misunderstanding in the Exclusive Practice of Amitabha-recitation
Practitioners following the Path of the Great Vow in Pure Land Buddhism as classified by Master Shandao take exclusive Amitabha-invocation as their main practice. By exclusively practicing Amitabha-re
Uploaded 15 May 2015
What is “Right Mindfulness” in Pure Land Buddhism?
Rebirth is assured by practicing with “right mindfulness”   When interpreting the Third Contemplation in his Commentary on the Contemplation Sutra, Master Shandao wrote: “If
Uploaded 17 Apr 2015
Can Pure Land Aspirants be Reborn Using Mixed or Miscellaneous Practices?
Three different kinds of mixed practices   Having discussed the importance of the exclusive practice of Amitabha-recitation for assured rebirth in Amitabha’s Land of Bliss, we have the que
Uploaded 2 Apr 2015
Amitabha-invocation Should Not Be Mixed With Other Buddha-invocations
Just one Buddha, instead of all Buddhas   We have previously discussed why, in order to ensure rebirth in the Land of Bliss, Pure Land practitioners should not mix Amitabha-recitation with othe
Uploaded 20 Mar 2015
The Nature of the Land of Bliss
Two Kinds of Nature As a Pure Land, the nature of the Land of Bliss is pure in every sense of the word. As declared by Master Tanluan, purity is its overall nature, because th
Uploaded 8 Aug 2014
What are the drawbacks of mixed practice in Pure Land Buddhism?
Remarks in the Commentary of the Contemplation Sutra Soon after Master Shandao defined exclusive practice and mixed practice in his Commentary of the Contemplation Sutra, he told us the advantages of
Uploaded 11 Feb 2014
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