Pure Land – The Eternal Realms vs the Continuum of Nonstop Change…
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“Transkript: Beyond our world of death and rebirth, there exist limitless purified realms with living Buddhas and Bodhisattvas presently teaching.
We can think of these different pure land as a Mahayana multiverse.
These purified realms inhabited by cosmic Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are not heavens, and these beings are not gods. Heavens are still in samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth. And these enlightened beings live and teach in worlds beyond samsara.
The Buddhist texts present a diverse pantheon of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, each with their own pureland. Remember, it’s like a multiverse. And this multiverse is sometimes also referred to by the phrase pure lands of the 10 Directions, fundamentally beyond our world, as a concrete place outside of samsara where you can be reborn to pursue the Bodhisattva pat and achieve Nirvana more easily. The Pure Land is the Pureland Sukhavati, the land of bliss presented in the Sukhavati view Ha Sutra. This sutra tells the story of ho countless eons ago, a king renounced their throne to pursue the Bodhisattva path with a Buddha named Lokesh Varadja. This bodhisattva was named Dharmakara, which means storehouse of the Dharma, and he wished to create the perfect Pureland, so all beings could achieve awakening. Dharmakara makes a series of vows. One of these vows states that if beings think upon or simply call upon the name of this Buddha even 10 times, the simple practice of reciting Namo Amidabutsu, they’ll be able to attain rebirth in the Pureland in their Next life and achieve awakening upon achieving Buddhahood. This being came to be known by 2 names Amitabha limitless light and Amitayaus, limitless life. Based on these vows, many Mahayana Buddhists, laypeople and monastics alike, have made contemplation of Amitabha and the Pureland, and even just the simple recitation of the name of this Buddha a central part of their Buddhist practice. Things are not always as they seem. The world of our experience is conditioned by our past karma in progress on the path and thus manifests as impure.
But Buddhas and Bodhisattva help beings to see the bigger picture.”
freedomgott2023: 1.5.2023: I received a bliss shower from viewing it a second time…
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namoania: Concrete place outside of samsara is an oxymoron…..samsara itself is recognized as the pure land, not a place outside of samsara somewhere.
Samsara is a state of bliss for Boddhisattvas who are activated by Kundalini aka Sophia, not for sleeping EGOs, non-connected to Soul and Spirit.
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Furthermore it is stressful for an immortal being to be under the fast pressure of change in this Universe, so we need eternal realms to repose.
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“Pure Land Buddhism: The Mahayana Multiverse
“Bodhisattvas on the cusp of awakening…
these Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are sometimes presented as superhero,
superhero-like beings, helping those of us stuck in the realm of death and
rebirth, along the path to awakening..”
“At other times these beings are understood to be symbolic expressions of
awakening itself within and all around beings. The bodhisattva of compassion can
thus serve as a symbol for love and compassion within human relationships.”
“or mandalic depictions of the pure land said to lead to rebirth in the pure land.
The pure land of amitabha buddha is saidto reside in the west, the west is associated with the setting sun which itself is a symbol for the end of life change and rebirth, all important symbols associated with the pure land tradition, the setting sun symbolism is also associated with warmth, compassion and love and this is why the Buddha Amitabha is often depicted as red in color, especially in the ritual manuals called Tantras.”
“The inherent shunyata of all things. In India this philosophical perspective was
systematized by Nagarjuna, a second century indian Philosopher who’s
credited with founding the madhyamaka school of mahayana philosophy. Legend has
it that Nagarjuna received some sutras known as the perfection of wisdom sutras
from the Dragon King and then systematized the concept shunyata.
Nagarjuna famously said for whom shunyata is possible all things are
possible. In east asia he was thought of as an important pure land thinker as well.
Many indian and central asian translators who made their way to China
ended up transmitting texts dealing with the pure land of Amitabha and various
philosophical traditions as well.”
“Finding enlightenment in ordinary life.”
“The elites of honen’s day really did not like his revolutionary teachings, so much so that he was eventually defrocked and exiled and several of his disciples were
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I’ve been binge watching Linfamy’s Japanese Buddhism videos which is kind of cool as he talked about a lot of the philosophers mentioned here.”