Pure Land Resources

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by 明安 Myoan » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:37 pm

With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that, to guide me I simply say Namu-Amida-Butsu. -- Ippen

The Fundamental Vow [of Amitabha Buddha] is just for such people as woodcutters and grassgatherers, vegetable pickers, drawers of water and the like, illiterate folk who merely recite the Buddha's name wholeheartedly, confident that as a result of saying "Namu Amida Butsu" they will be born into the western land. -- Master Hōnen

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by shaunc » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:14 am

How lucky and blessed are we to follow the pureland path. It truly is Buddhism for the masses.
Namu Amida Butsu.

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by 明安 Myoan » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:13 pm

I have translated the Wikipedia Pure Land page into Esperanto.
Although Buddhism is popular among Esperantists, many terms simply have not yet been coined. I tried my best with approximating pronunciation of Sanskrit terms (Sukhavati -> Sukavatio) and others (phowa -> pobao, Jodo-Shu -> Ĝodo-ŝu).
There are a lot of cross-linked articles that will take time to do, but maybe now someone new will encounter the Pure Land teachings. :buddha1:
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that, to guide me I simply say Namu-Amida-Butsu. -- Ippen

The Fundamental Vow [of Amitabha Buddha] is just for such people as woodcutters and grassgatherers, vegetable pickers, drawers of water and the like, illiterate folk who merely recite the Buddha's name wholeheartedly, confident that as a result of saying "Namu Amida Butsu" they will be born into the western land. -- Master Hōnen

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by 明安 Myoan » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:37 am

I discontinued the other Pure Land Tumblr blog a few months back. However, since I found the queue functionality, it's been much easier to keep a once or twice-daily stream of quotes, websites, images, and resources flowing on http://purelandbuddhism.tumblr.com/

It slants towards Jodo Shu and Shinshu, but occasionally there are bits of Chinese and Vietnamese Pure Land on there.
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that, to guide me I simply say Namu-Amida-Butsu. -- Ippen

The Fundamental Vow [of Amitabha Buddha] is just for such people as woodcutters and grassgatherers, vegetable pickers, drawers of water and the like, illiterate folk who merely recite the Buddha's name wholeheartedly, confident that as a result of saying "Namu Amida Butsu" they will be born into the western land. -- Master Hōnen

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by sth9784 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:10 am

BDK has released a full PDF of Honen's Senchakushu, along with quite a few other texts just recently. It is, as far as I know, the only legal copy online, so I thought I would make a post.

http://www.bdkamerica.org/bdk-tripitaka ... -downloads
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by Tatsuo » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:06 pm

Thank you, sth9784! This is great news :twothumbsup:

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by sth9784 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:40 pm

I came across this book, and it has some Pure Land material (among other things), so I figured I would link it. The one downside is that many of the translated texts are often abridged.

Religions of Japan in Practice

Among the Pure Land material is one of the short biographies of Honen, a selection of Genshin's Ojoyoshu about the death-bed rites, an abridged version of Plain Words of the Pure Land Way which is a collection of sayings of various Nembutsu hijiri, an abridged collection of some of Shinran's letters, and On Attaining the Settled Mind, a text used by Shin followers but attributed to someone from Shoku's lineage. As well as a few others.

Besides this Pure Land material, there is a whole host of other interesting items in the book, from Dogen to Shingon material, and even non-Buddhist material.
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by Losal Samten » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:49 am

Samādhi­rāja­sūtra - The King of Samādhis Sūtra

http://read.84000.co/translation/UT22084-055-001.html

"Those in the future time of great terrors
Who hear this samādhi and keep it
Will see the guide, Buddha Amitābha,
And also the realm of Sukhāvatī."
Lacking mindfulness, we commit every wrong. - Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔
ཨོཾ་ཧ་ནུ་པྷ་ཤ་བྷ་ར་ཧེ་ཡེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ།།
ཨཱོཾ་མ་ཏྲི་མུ་ཡེ་སལེ་འདུ།།

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by Wayfarer » Sat May 25, 2019 11:37 pm

Documentary on Pure Land in Kyoto.

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=31246
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by Wayfarer » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:42 am

A very nicely-produced Shin site from Canberra, Australia

https://www.nembutsu.info/contents.htm
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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:29 pm

Glorious one, creator of all goodness, Mañjuśrī, his glorious eminence!
Manjushri-namasamgiti

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Re: Pure Land Resources

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:34 pm

Practices from Tibetan tradition:

Practices_to_be_Reborn_in_Sukhavati.pdf
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