Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

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Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

Post by vikas113 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:05 pm

I am always searching for pureland stories not because I lack faith, instead, I search them to inspire me to practice more rigorously.

Here is a chinese collection of inspiring pureland rebirth stories. I have use google to translate the website, so the translation may have some minor mistakes.

Here is the link : Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories

Please use the resources and spread the name of Amitabha so that many of other people can be born in pureland.

Namo Amitabha Buddha! :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Re: Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:49 pm

Here are a couple of stories from the Abbot at City of 10000 Buddhas:

http://www.drbachinese.org/vbs/publish/ ... 61p025.pdf

The Vajra Bodhi Sea magazine has many others in some issues:

http://www.drbachinese.org/vbs/publish/main_index.htm
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Re: Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

Post by Fortyeightvows » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:00 am

What I'd be more interested in is a story about a westerner!

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Re: Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

Post by kirtu » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:39 am

Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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Re: Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

Post by yannaunghtutwilliam » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:53 pm

May Amitabha Buddha's blessings be upon all of you!

Is there any book (written in English) about records of people who were reborn in Amitabha Buddha's pure land? I want to download the PDF version of such a book. Would you like to give me a link for such a book?

In addition I am very inspired by pure land buddhism, Mahayana monks, Vajrayana monks, Mahayana practitioners and Vajrayana practitioners. I believe that pure land buddhism can help me cope with depression because I am having mild depression.

Please also inspire me through this webpage. I will check this webpage regularly.

I respect all of you very much.

Namo Amitabha Buddha

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Re: Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

Post by yannaunghtutwilliam » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:04 pm

Please may I know any Mahayana Buddhist center's telephone number so that I can call them and they can inspire me on phone. I am staying in Bago Town of Myanmar Nation. I think such centers will only exist in Yangon City of Myanmar. Bago is far from Yangon. Thus using phone to connect with them is the possible option. I will appreciate your help with all of my heart.

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Re: Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

Post by yannaunghtutwilliam » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:18 pm

In addition, I have found (on Internet) a book about records of people reborn in pure land.
Here is the link to download that book: https://www.wdl.org/en/item/17831/

Please may I get the English version of that book

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Re: Chinese Pureland Rebirth Stories In English

Post by Monlam Tharchin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:58 pm

yannaunghtutwilliam, in my signature, you can find several legally free Pure Land books that I find inspiring.
Buddhism of Wisdom and Faith includes rebirth stories and anecdotes, scattered throughout the teachings.
www.purelanders.com has an entire section of testimonials in English.
There are also some videos on YouTube.
It can be hard to find rebirth stories in English, as Pure Land still has a relatively small presence in English-speaking countries.
But you can find them if you keep looking.

Although a different Pure Land school, you may also find the words of Honen comforting and encouraging. How he writes about Amitabha are very inspiring to me.
His writings have been compiled into a book, "Promise of Amida".

Good luck.
Amitābha!
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OM HANU PHASHA BHARA HE YE SVAHA ("Just by Seeing" Mantra)
AH AAH SHA SA MA HA (Six Syllables of Clairvoyance Mantra)


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