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Commentaries?

Post by Mönlam Tharchin » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:20 am

I've never really read commentaries on any of the Three Pure Land Sutras. Does anyone have any favorites or recommendations?

Thanks so much :smile:
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that
to guide me, I simply say Namu-amida-butsu.
-- Ippen

"If sentient beings are touched by His radiance, their three afflictions will be eliminated and their bodies and minds will become gentle. They will be filled with joy and exuberance as benevolence arises in their minds. If those who are in extreme suffering, taking any of the three evil life-journeys, see this radiance, they can rest, no more pain or distress." -- Sutra of Amitāyus Buddha

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Re: Commentaries?

Post by rory » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:40 pm

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:20 am
I've never really read commentaries on any of the Three Pure Land Sutras. Does anyone have any favorites or recommendations?

Thanks so much :smile:
Sadly there isn't much translated. Here is the one I read ages ago, Master Ou-I's commentary
http://www.ymba.org/books/mind-seal-bud ... abha-sutra

The dawn of Chinese pure land Buddhist doctrine : Ching-ying Hui-yuan's Commentary on the Visualization sutra / Kenneth K. Tanaka.
Tanaka, Kenneth Ken'ichi.

Mind-seal of the Buddhas : Patriarch Ou-i's commentary on the Amitabha Sutra / translated by J.C. Cleary ; foreword, notes and glossary by Van Hien Study Group.
Zhixu, 1599-1655.

Master Hsuan Hua from City of 10,000 Buddhas: http://www.cttbusa.org/amitabhacommenta ... abha13.htm

Jing tu jing lun zhu jie.
淨土經論註解.
Imprint Taibei Xian : San hui xue chu, 2001.
gassho
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Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
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Re: Commentaries?

Post by Mönlam Tharchin » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:47 pm

Thank you very much, rory :smile:
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that
to guide me, I simply say Namu-amida-butsu.
-- Ippen

"If sentient beings are touched by His radiance, their three afflictions will be eliminated and their bodies and minds will become gentle. They will be filled with joy and exuberance as benevolence arises in their minds. If those who are in extreme suffering, taking any of the three evil life-journeys, see this radiance, they can rest, no more pain or distress." -- Sutra of Amitāyus Buddha

The Teachings of Master Hōnen

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Re: Commentaries?

Post by rory » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:16 pm

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:47 pm
Thank you very much, rory :smile:
:anjali: I'm happy to help

I ran a search through the Harvard Hollis catalogue and there is more in dissertations, articles
http://hollis.harvard.edu/primo_library ... ulkSize=30

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Kyonghung's commentary on the "Larger Sukhavativyuha Sutra" and the formation of Pure Land Buddhism in Silla
Jung, Hee-Soo
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
ProQuest Dissertations Publishing
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Rory
Namu Kanzeon Bosatsu
Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
https://www.tendai-usa.org/

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Re: Commentaries?

Post by ItsRaining » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:52 am

Here's a thread from a while back, it has links to several commentaries to the Visualisation Sutra.

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=26382&p=406198#p406198

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Re: Commentaries?

Post by Sentient Light » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:23 pm

Here's a paper that tarnslates and comments on parts of Tan-luan's "Birth through Causal Conditions." https://web.archive.org/web/20100707052 ... /03RT2.pdf
:buddha1: Nam mô A di đà Phật :buddha1:
:bow: Nam mô Quan Thế Âm Bồ tát :bow:
:bow: Nam mô Đại Thế Chi Bồ Tát :bow:

:buddha1: Nam mô Bổn sư Thích ca mâu ni Phật :buddha1:
:bow: Nam mô Di lặc Bồ tát :bow:
:bow: Nam mô Địa tạng vương Bồ tát :bow:

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