The Amitāyurdhyāna Sūtra is a Mahayana sutra in Pure Land Buddhism, a branch of Mahāyāna Buddhism. It is one of the three principle Pure Land sutras along with the Infinite Life Sutra and the Amitabha Sutra. Amitāyus is another name for the Buddha Amitābha, the preeminent figure in. The Buddha tells the forty-eight vows of Dharmakara, who has become Amitayus Buddha, and describes His Pure Land of Peace and Bliss. He encourages all. The Tathagata, the Blessed One, the fully Awakened Buddha called [Amitayus], Limitless Life and Primordial Wisdom, the Utterly True Victor of.
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Amitayus Long Life Sutra
Afflicted with greed, anger, and delusion, each desires to benefit himself. These Buddhas each set innumerable sentient beings on the right path to Buddhahood.
How can one not strive for merit, and not think of bodhi, which transcends the boundless limit, beyond the distinction between high and low?
The country will prosper, and the people will live in peace, rendering weaponry useless. Because most inhabitants of other Buddha Lands do good, and few do evil. Some coral trees have emerald leaves, flowers, and fruits. The five burns are his suffering in his next life in hell.
He bestows upon Bodhisattvas the prophecy that they all will attain Buddhahood. Love, desire, rank, and wealth are impossible to preserve.
Introduction to Contemplation Sutra of Buddha Amitayus
If any one meditates on the land of that Buddha country, his sins which bind him to births and deaths during eighty million kalpas shall be expiated; after the abandonment of his present body, he will assuredly be born in the pure land in the following life.
Perceive that an image of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is sitting on the left-hand flowery throne, shooting forth golden rays exactly like those of Buddha. Those who have experienced this are said to have perfectly meditated upon the two Bodhisattvas Avalokitesvara and Mahasthamaprapta. Dignified or humble, high or low, people have the same mentality. They serve as the world-illuminating lamp and as the supreme fortune field.
The Chinese text T12n contains only 31 names. Painstaking advice cannot benefit them because their minds are entirely blocked and impossible to open. Keeping far away from abusive speech, which can harm self, others, and both, he trained in speaking virtuous words to benefit self, others, and both.
They seek gratification in physical pleasure, abusing even their own relatives. Having trained himself in this way, he went to that Buddha. They slander the worthy and the virtuous, incriminating them of wrongdoings.
Since they have meditated on Buddha’s body, they will also see Buddha’s mind.
Is this drop more than the water in the immense ocean? People of the world—parents, children, siblings, and spouses—neither follow honorable principles nor comply with regulations.
Hanging from the twigs are garlands of jewels in a billion changing colors, radiating boundless beams of glowing light. Unfettered by endearment or alienation, with no sense of self versus others, neither competitive nor disputative, they have the altruistic mind of great lovingkindness and compassion for sentient beings.
Covering suhra are intermingled multitudinous jewels, such as precious gems and moon jewels. The sixth Buddha is called Victory Power, whose 14, Bodhisattvas will be reborn there. They never see that Buddha, nor do they hear the Buddha Dharma, nor do they see the multitude of Bodhisattvas and voice-hearers. The radiance was like the water covering the world at the end of a sutr when everything is submerged, and one sees only an expanse of water. In their present life, they do evil.
The Buddha explains later that they are neither gods nor humans, so gods is a false name. Did the gods tell you to ask the Buddha? Has he not yet attained Buddhahood?
Amitayus Long Life Sutra – FPMT
Views Read Edit View history. People of the world wander in indolence and negligence. The perception of these three sorts of beings is called the meditation of the middle class of beings, and is the Fifteenth Meditation. You are indeed a Chandala, the lowest race; we will not stay here with you. Thereupon the Buddha will send a created Buddha, and the created Bodhisattvas Avalokitesvara and Mahasthamaprapta, to approach that person with words of praise, saying: They will be naturally reborn in lotus flowers made of the seven treasures, and they will abide in the amiatyus level of no regress.