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Kate's Amitabha
Kathryn Farrall
 2017-06-25
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Pure Land Buddhism: Merging Faith and Reason
Raymond Lam
 2017-05-08
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Pure Surpassing
Householder Jingyue
 2017-05-08
 2362
Destination Shandao
Householder Jingchun
 2017-04-29
 2217
An English Poet's Cry of Sincere Faith
Householder Jingyang
 2017-04-29
 2078
Returning Home: A Pilgrim’s Journey to the Land of Bliss
Householder Jingxing
 2017-04-25
 2128
From Orthodox Christianity to Amitabha's Pure Land
James Jorgensen
 2017-04-25
 2894
The Greenest and Freest Source of Energy
Householder Jingxing
 2017-04-25
 1993
When the Student Is Ready, the Teacher Will Appear
Householder Jingfa
 2017-04-25
 3020

Characteristics

  • Recitation of Amitabha’s name, relying on his Fundamental Vow (the 18th)
  • Rebirth of ordinary beings in the Pure Land’s Realm of Rewards
  • Rebirth assured in the present lifetime
  • Non-retrogression achieved in this lifetime

Amitabha Buddhas

The 18th Vow of Amitabha Buddha

If, when I achieve Buddhahood, sentient beings of the ten directions who sincerely and joyfully entrust themselves to me, wish to be reborn in my land and recite my name, even ten times, should fail to be born there, may I not attain perfect enlightenment. Excepted are those who commit the five gravest transgressions or slander the correct Dharma.

Guiding Principles

Faith in, and acceptance of, Amitabha’s deliverance
Single-minded recitation of Amitabha’s name
Aspiration to rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land
Comprehensive deliverance of all sentient beings