For myself, I can't imagine in what such "proof" would consist. The Pure Land is a transcendant realm, "the other shore", so what manner of proof for its existence would be acceptable for dwellers on this shore?GarcherLancelot wrote:Hi,does Pure Land have any evidence/miracle that proves that it is real?
Jodo Shinshu, the sect of Pure Land to which I suscribe, does not depend on miracles or providing proof. Rather, it offers an immediate experience of Amida Buddha, his grace and compassion. These are its "proofs".
I'd hazard the guess that most Jodo Shinshu practicers take the Pure Land on faith, but that faith is based on a present experience, in this life, of Amida Buddha's grace, infinite wisdom, infinite compassion, unimpeded light, and eternal life. Shin teaches that our very reciting, verbal or mental, of the nembutsu, is itself an act of Amida; that our faith itself is provided by Amida's sheer grace. Once these "Workings" of Amida are experienced in one's life, then one trusts in the Pure Land - both its existence and its function.
It is also very important to realize that the Pure Land - at least in in Jodo Shinshu - is not like the Christian heaven. It is not a goal one aspires to, and it is not resting forever in an eternal life in a celestial realm. Jodo Shinshu, like most Mahayana schools, holds that the spiritual/redemptive object is not "going to heaven/the Pure Land", but rather, becoming a fully enlightened being, a Buddha.
The Pure Land therefore is merely a way station in that process. Amida imbues us with Buddhahood "in" the Pure Land, and then we move on as newly-created Buddhas.
If you are interested in Pure Land - and I am only speaking here from a Jodo Shinshu point of view - then you will want to study it; read the works of true Dharma teachers ... and if you think there's something to it, simply accept Amida Buddha's "Other Power" ... and note what, if anything, starts happening in your soul.