Q: In Pure Land Buddhism it’s said that if we recite the name of Buddha Amitabha we can be born in the Pure Land. Is this idea contradictory to the law of karma?
A: Actually, rebirth in the Pure Land is not at all contradictory to the law of karma. Remember that through our actions such as reciting the Buddha’s name, visualization, vowing to be reborn in the Pure Land, living a compassionate and ethical life and so forth, we are setting up the conditions that allow us to be reborn in the Pure Land, both as a literal realm of rebirth and as the Pure Mind itself. http://www.cloudwater.org/index.php/ask-a-monk-2/questions-answers/pure-land-cause-and-effect