Pure Land Buddhism – Wikipedia
Pure Land Buddhism – Wikipedia:
Chinese Buddhists have traditionally viewed the practice of meditation and the practice of reciting Amitābha Buddha’s name, as complementary and even analogous methods for achieving enlightenment. This is because they view recitation as a meditation method used to concentrate the mind and purify thoughts. Chinese Buddhists widely consider this form of recitation as a very effective form of meditation practice.
Historically, many Buddhist teachers in China have also taught both Chan (Zen) and Pure Land together. For example, in the Ming dynasty, Hanshan Deqing and many of his contemporaries advocated the dual practice of the Chan and Pure Land methods, advocating mindfulness of Amitābha to purify the mind for the attainment of self-realization.