The soteriological nature of accepting Amitabha’s…
Master Jingzong’s essay on the evolution of Mahayana Buddhist schools in China
An effective yardstick for measuring faith The spiritual capacities, virtuous roots, and aptitudes of sentient beings vary greatly. No one is identical in his or
Rejecting the contrary teachings of men and bodhisattvas Pure Land Buddhism is classed as a difficult-to-believe teaching because it bears the message of Amitabha’s deliverance.
Who can really practice with a genuine mind? At the end of Master Shandao’s passage on interpreting the Sincere Mind, he states: For [disavowing] the threefold
Why Pure Land is an ideal school of Buddhism to be…
In the first part of our exploration of the Sincere Mind, we concluded that there was a problem. Apparently, to be reborn in the Land
The Sincere Mind is the Genuine Mind Let us look at Master Shandao’s explanation of the Threefold State of Mind in his Commentary on the Contemplation Sutra.
Since February this year, we have been discussing the importance of faith and its role in Pure Land Buddhism. In this instalment I hope to
Causes of rebirth in different realms With regard to my previous article* discussing the cause of assured rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land, many readers were surprised
The mismatch between the “Name” and “meaning” Master Tanluan explained in the Commentary on the Treatise of Rebirth: “What is meant by the idea that some do
Two ways of establishing faith from Amitabha’s Name Master Shandao states in Praise of Rites of Rebirth: “The honorable Amitabha set forth an extremely solemn vow. He