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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Losal Samten » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:17 am

Prayer for Rebirth in Sukhavati by Lord Jigten Sumgon.

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Serenity509 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:41 pm

Which two or three books are the best explanation on the origins of Pure Land devotion?

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby sth9784 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:19 am

Serenity509 wrote:Which two or three books are the best explanation on the origins of Pure Land devotion?


I do not know if you are familiar with the Pacific World Journal which can be found here http://www.shin-ibs.edu/publications/pacific-world/, but starting with the Third Series Number 1 there is a history of Pure Land Buddhism in China. That particular article may not focus on devotion per se, but you may find some references to it in the articles. You may find many other articles of interest throughout the whole collection of journals, but the one I listed is what first came to mind. Scattered throughout all of the journals, I am sure there will be some articles on devotionalism, but as there is so many articles I have been unable to read through them all as of yet. I figure I would mention it, because over all it is an excellent source for knowledge of Pure Land Buddhism.
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Serenity509 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:28 am

I am thinking more about how the idea of invoking the name of Amitabha for one's enlightenment originated in ancient India. Though the exact origins of Pure Land Buddhism may be shrouded in mystery, it's clear that the earliest Mahayana Buddhist writers such as Nagarjuna and Vasubandhu endorsed Pure Land practice.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pure_Land ... ly_history

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Admin_PC » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:14 pm

Just going to toss this out there as a collection of a bunch of different PL related info in one place, regularly updated. I feel sorry for the pure schlep who's maintaining it... ;)
http://www.reddit.com/r/PureLand
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Serenity509 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:04 am

This book at least partially delves into the origin of Pure Land Buddhism:

http://www.amazon.com/Mahayana-Buddhism ... 0415356539

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Serenity509 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:17 am

This is the first time I've read a step by step explanation of how Pure Land Buddhism originated:

http://www.ahandfulofleaves.org/documen ... lliams.pdf

It's on page 251.

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Admin_PC » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:22 pm

Serenity509 wrote:This is the first time I've read a step by step explanation of how Pure Land Buddhism originated:

Have you read this one yet?
The Indian Roots of Pure Land Buddhism: Insights from the Oldest Chinese Versions of the Larger Sukhavativyuha by Jan Nattier
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Serenity509 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:05 am

Thank you for sharing the article. This is my favorite part of it:

Based on the materials reviewed above, it is now clear that there is no
need to appeal to “foreign influences” or “non-Buddhist borrowings” to
explain the rise of devotion to Amitåbha in India. On the contrary, we can
see the emergence of his cult as the result of an ongoing process of
reflection—heavily informed, to be sure, by an ongoing series of visions
reported by certain religious virtuosi—taking place within the Buddhist
community itself.
http://www3.nccu.edu.tw/~ckeng/doc/Nattier_PureLand.pdf


By tracking its historical development, we can hopefully see that Pure Land isn't a deviation from or aberration of Buddhism. Pure Land is Buddhism. It is not a separate sect or school of Buddhism, though there are sects and schools that practice Pure Land practice. From an honest historical perspective, Pure Land Buddhism is inseparable from Buddhism itself.

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Serenity509 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:57 am

We must not forget that ancient India was an oral culture, and important religious texts such as the Rigveda were passed down for hundreds of years before taking a written form.

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Monlam Tharchin » Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:06 am

Here's a website replete with information and teachings in French: http://www.amitabha-terre-pure.net/
(Voici un site rempli d'informations et d'enseignements en français)
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Postby Admin_PC » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:32 am

Rev Kosen Ishikawa's been doing a great job of livestreaming Jodo Shu Dharma Services on youtube on Sundays at 4:30pm EST.
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Monlam Tharchin » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:42 pm

Good news regarding the Amitabha Terre Pure site. I sent them an offer to translate articles into English, and they've agreed to post whatever I can get done. I've begun work on the introductory pages. Translating is slow work, but I'll update here again when there's enough material in English to warrant a post.
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Admin_PC » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:28 pm

janpeterotto wrote:Hi all friends in the dharma -- in my country, Sweden, few know about the Pure Land. But here is a valuable resource for those who happen to have swedish as their native language, or know it anyway:

http://www.harnostudier.com/tan.html

It is a translation of Tannisho by Yuien-bo, a diciple of Shinran Shonin.

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Admin_PC » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:34 pm

Got some additional resources to add, but want to address the following book on the first post:

Visions of Sukhavati: Shan-Tao's Commentary on the Kuan Wu-Liang Shou-Fo Ching
- This book is nothing but a harsh polemic against Japanese schools of Pure Land. It does not, in fact, provide Shan-Tao's Commentary in the section of the book that purports to have it. Instead, it's just a rant, often referencing the works from Taoism, Confucianism, and non-Pure Land sutras in refuting interpretations by the Japanese Pure Land schools. An academic critique of this work is available here:
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies • Volume 22 • Number 1 • 1999 • Shandao and Honen. Apropos of Julian F. Pas's book Visions of Sukhavati • by JEROME DUCOR

Now to actual resources...

Shan-Tao's Kannenbomon -THE METHOD OF CONTEMPLATION ON AMIDA
(The next 3 links are the same thing in prettier format)
Shan-tao's Shan-tao's Exposition of the Exposition of the Method of Contemplation on Amida Buddha, Part 1
Shan-tao's Shan-tao's Exposition of the Exposition of the Method of Contemplation on Amida Buddha, Part 2
Shan-tao's Shan-tao's Exposition of the Exposition of the Method of Contemplation on Amida Buddha, Part 3

Shan-Tao's Ojoraisan - LITURGY FOR BIRTH

Some relevant sutra translations from Rulu:
Buddha Pronounces the Mahāyāna Sūtra of the Dhāraṇī of Infinite-Life Resolute Radiance King Tathāgata
佛說大乘聖無量壽決定光明王如來陀羅尼經 (T19n0937)
Mahāyāna Sūtra of the Illuminating Everywhere Radiance-Store Wordless Dharma Door
大乘遍照光明藏無字法門經 (T17n0830)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of the Inconceivable State of Tathāgatas
大方廣如來不思議境界經 (T10n0301)
Sūtra of the Prophecy Bestowed upon Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva
觀世音菩薩授記經 (T12n0371)
Great Might Arrived Bodhisattva’s Thinking-of-Buddhas as the Perfect Passage
大勢至菩薩念佛圓通章 (T19n0945)
Buddha Pronounces the Sūtra of the Total Annihilation of the Dharma
佛說法滅盡經 (T12n0396)
Sūtra of Mahā-Prajñā-Pāramitā Pronounced by Mañjuśrī Bodhisattva (in 2 fascicles)
文殊師利所說摩訶般若波羅蜜經 (T08n0232)
Mahāyāna Sūtra of Consciousness Revealed (in 2 fascicles)
大乘顯識經 (T12n0347)
Sūtra of Immeasurable Meaning
無量義經 (T09n0276)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Buddha Adornment, fascicle 40
大方廣佛華嚴經: 入不思議解脫境界普賢行願品卷四十 (T10n0293)
Buddha Pronounces the Sūtra of the Pratyutpanna Buddha Sammukhāvasthita Samādhi
佛說般舟三昧經 (T13n0417)
Buddha Pronounces the Sūtra of Amitābha Buddha
佛說阿彌陀經 (T12n0366)
Buddha Pronounces the Sūtra of Visualization of Amitāyus Buddha
佛說觀無量壽佛經 (T12n0365)
Buddha Pronounces the Sūtra of Amitāyus Buddha (in 2 fascicles)
佛說無量壽經 (T12n0360)
Upadeśa on the Sūtra of Amitāyus Buddha
無量壽經優波提舍 (T26n1524)
Sūtra of the Path of the Ten Good Karmas
十善業道經 (T15n0600)
Sūtra of Accepting the Ten Good Karmas as Precepts
受十善戒經 (T24n1486)
Buddha Pronounces the Repentance Sūtra in Response to Śāriputra
佛說舍利弗悔過經 (T24n1492)
Sūtra of the Upāsaka Precepts (in 7 fascicles)
優婆塞戒經 (T24n1488)
Sūtra of the Garland of a Bodhisattva’s Primary Karmas (in 2 fascicles)
菩薩瓔珞本業經 (T24n1485)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Buddha Adornment, fascicles 34–39
大方廣佛華嚴經: 十地品第二十六 (T10n0279)
Sūtra of the Profound Secret Unraveled, fascicle 4
解深密經卷第四 (T16n0676)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Buddha Adornment, fascicles 40–43
大方廣佛華嚴經: 十定品第二十七 (T10n0279)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Buddha Adornment, fascicle 44
大方廣佛華嚴經: 十通品第二十八 十忍品第二十九 (T10n0279)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Buddha Adornment, fascicle 45
大方廣佛華嚴經: 阿僧祇品第三十 壽量品第三十一 諸菩薩住處品第三十二 (T10n0279)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Buddha Adornment, fascicles 46–47
大方廣佛華嚴經: 佛不思議法品第三十三 (T10n0279)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Buddha Adornment, fascicle 48
大方廣佛華嚴經: 如來十身相海品第三十四 如來隨好光明功德品第三十五 (T10n0279)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Buddha Adornment, fascicle 49
大方廣佛華嚴經: 普賢行品第三十六 (T10n0279)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Buddha Adornment, fascicles 50–52
大方廣佛華嚴經: 如來出現品第三十七 (T10n0279)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Buddha Adornment, fascicles 53–59
大方廣佛華嚴經: 離世間品第三十八 (T10n0279)
Buddha Pronounces the Sūtra of the Buddha Ground
佛說佛地經 (T16n0680)
Sūtra of Entering the States of All Buddhas Adorned with Wisdom
度一切諸佛境界智嚴經 (T12n0358)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Entering a Tathāgata’s Inconceivable State of Wisdom
大方廣入如來智德不思議經 (T12n0304)
Sūtra of Achieving a Clear Understanding of the Mahāyāna (in 2 fascicles)
大乘同性經 (T16n0673)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Perfect Enlightenment
大方廣圓覺修多羅了義經 (T17n0842)
Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of the Tathāgata Store
大方等如來藏經 (T16n0666)
Vaipulya Sūtra of Śrīmālā’s Lion’s Roar That Reveals the Great Skillful Means of the One Vehicle
勝鬘師子吼一乘大方便方廣經 (T12n0353)
Buddha Pronounces the Sūtra of the Unsurpassed Reliance (in 2 fascicles)
佛說無上依經 (T16n0669)
Sūtra of the Vajra Samādhi (in 2 fascicles)
金剛三昧經 (T09n0273)

(Reminder: Mahāvaipulya Sūtra of Buddha Adornment = The Avatamsaka Sutra)

A list of relevant suttas from the Pali canon:
SN 55.021
SN 55.022
AN 08.025
AN 11.012
AN 11.013
SN 55.024
AN 08.039
Heaven
AN 05.043
SN 03.019
AN 05.038
DN 31.0
MN 012
Iti 3.071
AN 04.123
AN 04.125
AN 04.126
AN 04.005
AN 04.055
AN 05.041
AN 05.034
AN 05.179
AN 05.176
AN 06.013
AN 06.016
AN 06.045
AN 06.097
AN 07.006
AN 07.015
Dhp verse 25
Dhp verse 25 commentary
MN 070
MN 002
AN 01.049
Words of Ajaan Dune Atulo
Buddhanussati
Suddhaavaasaa Pure Abodes
Nibbana or Non-return
Heaven - Loka - Rupa
Tisarana
AN 03.070
Buddho recitation
SN 11.003 - than
SN 02.009
Sutta Nipata 2.01
Ministering to sick & terminally ill
SN 11.003 - piya
SN 06.002
SN 10.008
SN 55.040
SN 55.001
SN 55.030
SN 55.054
SN 55.031
SN 55.032
SN 55.033
MN 014
AN 03.073
Buddhanussati Meditation Recollection
Buddhanussati - Pia
Recollection of Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha
Sutta Nipata 5.05
Sutta Nipata 5.07
Sutta Nipata 4.04
Sutta Nipata 4.10
Sutta Nipata 5.01
Sutta Nipata 1.06
SN 42.008
SN 42.006
SN 41.006
SN 41.005
Dhp verse 17
Milindapanha
Sutta Nipata 2.04
AN 02.031
AN 08.006
AN 09.036
SN 36.031
AN 11.002
MN 007
DN 11
DN 12
AN 10.176
AN 08.043
AN 08.046
SN 12.022
Protection hymns
AN 08.054

Some scholarly articles:
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies • Volume 23 • Number 1 • 2000 • The Realm of Akṣobhya: A Missing Piece in the History of Pure Land Buddhism • by Jan Nattier
The Sym bolism o f Light and Pure Land Buddhist Soteriology by Paul O. Ingram
The Indian Roots of Pure Land Buddhism by Jan Nattier
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies • Volume 10 • Number 2 • 1987 • The Inscription on the Kushan Image of Amitabha and the Character of the Early Mahayana in India • by Gregory Schopen
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Admin_PC » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:33 pm

Some more Shin resources:
http://shinranworks.com/ - The Collected Works of Shinran
http://shindharmanet.com/ - Alfred Bloom's website (has a class on Shin Buddhism)
http://www.euroshinshu.org/www12.canvas ... -index.htm - the Horai Association site, containing the works of Rev. Zuiken Inagaki
http://www.nembutsu.info/ - The Journal of Shin Buddhism
http://www.nembutsu.info/kyogyoshinsho/ - Professor Emeritus Hisao Inagaki's reflections on the Kyogyoshinsho
http://www.nembutsu.info/standard/ - Rev Ryosetsu Fujiwara's "A Standard of Shinshu Faith"
http://www.nembutsu.info/indshin/ - Professor Dennis Hirota's "The Independent Shin Buddhist"
http://trueshinbuddhism.blogspot.com/ - The True Shin Buddhism Group, regardless of their politics, they host a lot of great content (translations)
http://www.pitaka.ch/indxshin.htm - Pure Land Buddhism WWW Virtual Library
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Monlam Tharchin » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:21 am

Maybe a bit niche, but I've been translating passages from Pure Land sutras and quotes from teachers into the international language Esperanto here: http://lapuralando.tumblr.com/
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Losal Samten » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:01 pm

A Prayer of Aspiration towards Sukhāvatī by Kathok Situ Chökyi Gyatso

http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-mas ... aspiration
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Postby Losal Samten » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:03 pm

The King of Aspiration Prayers: Samantabhadra’s “Aspiration to Good Actions” from the Gaṇḍavyūha chapter of the Avataṃsaka sūtra

http://www.kcc.org/study/prayers-and-so ... on-prayers
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