Awaken the Buddha Within

matthewsatori:

At the popular level, the Pure Land of Amitabha Buddha is an ideal training ground, an ideal environment where the practitioner is reborn thanks both to his own efforts and the power of Amitabha Buddha’s vows…

At the advanced level, i.e. for cultivators of high spiritual capacity, the Pure Land method, like other methods, reverts the ordinary, deluded mind to the Self-nature True Mind. In the process wisdom and Buddhahood are eventually attained.

The high-level form of Pure Land is practiced by those of deep spiritual capacities:

“When the mind is pure, the Buddha land is pure …to recite the Buddha’s name is to recite the Mind.”

In its totality, Pure Land reflects the highest teaching of Buddhism as expressed in the Avatamsaka Sutra: mutual identity and interpenetrating…

Faith means faith in Amitabha Buddha’s Vows to rescue all who recite His name, as well as faith in one’s own Self-Nature, which is intrinsically the same as His (to recite the Buddha’s name is to recite the Mind).

Vows are the determination to be reborn in the Pure Land – in one’s pure mind – so as to be in the position to save oneself and others.

Practice generally means reciting the Buddha’s name (NAMU-AMIDA-BUTSU) to the point where one’s Mind and that of Amitabha Buddha are in unison…
https://quangduc.com/a31792/introduction-to-pure-land

image

NAMU-AMIDA-BUTSU

At the advanced level, i.e. for cultivators of high spiritual capacity, the Pure Land method, like other methods, reverts the ordinary, deluded mind to the Self-nature True Mind. In the process wisdom and Buddhahood are eventually attained.

The high-level form of Pure Land is practiced by those of deep spiritual capacities:

“When the mind is pure, the Buddha land is pure …to recite the Buddha’s name is to recite the Mind.”