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Buddha of Infinite Light
By: Suzuki, D.T.
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The Teachings of Shin Buddhism, the Japanese Way of Wisdom and Compassion
Shin is the uniquely Japanese flowering of the type of Buddhism known as "Pure Land". It originated in the thirteenth century with the charismatic and prophetic figure Shinran (1171-1263), whose interpretation of the traditional Pure Land techings was extremely influential in his own lifetime and remains so today. In a period when Japanese Buddhism was dominated by an elitist monastic establishment, Shinran's Shin teaching became a way of liberation for all people, regardless of age, class, or gender.
Luminous Bliss
Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet
By: Georgios T. Halkias
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Pure Land Buddhism as a whole has received comparatively little attention in Western studies on Buddhism despite the importance of "buddha-fields" (pure lands) for the growth and expression of Mahyna Buddhism. In this first religious history of Tibetan Pure Land literature, Georgios Halkias delves into a rich collection of literary, historical, and archaeological sources to highlight important aspects of this neglected pan-Asian Buddhist tradition. He clarifies many of the misconceptions concerning the interpretation of "other-world" soteriology in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and provides translations of original Tibetan sources from the ninth century to the present that represent exoteric and esoteric doctrines that continue to be cherished by Tibetan Buddhists for their joyful descriptions of the Buddhist path.
Three Pure Land Sutras
By: Hisao, Inagaki and Harold Steward
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The Pure Land School is a form of Mahayana Buddhism that centers around the Buddha of Infinite Light and Life, known in Japanese as Amida, in Chinese as O-mi-t'o, and in Sanskrit as Amitabha and Amitayus. This Buddha is dwelling in the Land of Happiness, far to the west of this world, beyond the realms of samsara. With boundless wisdom and compassion, he perceives the problems of existence of those who are suffering from evil karma in samsara and provides means of emancipation.