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Buddhafield or Pure Land

Postby Sönam » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:47 am

Both are used, and it seems that both refere to the exact same concept ... Buddhaksetra / Zhing Khams.

Is there any differences between ?

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Re: Buddhafield or Pure Land

Postby Nosta » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:07 pm

That question was debated here at a few weeks ago i think.

Anyway, the short answer from someone not into such subjects, i think that a Zhing Kham refers to a given place where a Buddha arises and teaches. In this way you may have a impure Zhing Kham, like Earth, a place born from Samsara and Kamma, so to say. Our Earth is the place where Buddha Shakyamuni taught and can only appear as pure to the eyes of very pure people (biddhistavas, enlightened people, etc), otherwise will seem as impure to the eyes of "ordinary" people.

But we also have pure Zing Khams, created by Buddhas. Such Zhing Khams are pure, even to the eyes of ordinary people; also, its not easy to reborn their. The Pure Land of Amitabha and the Pure Land of Medicine Buddha are 2 examples of pure Zhing Khams.

Please, note that i may be wrong. I am not a schoolar and i have heard about Zhing Khams only here at a few weeks ago! If i am wrong, please, someone correct me.
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Re: Buddhafield or Pure Land

Postby Sönam » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:28 pm

thank you Nosta, I will try to found the original thread ...

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Re: Buddhafield or Pure Land

Postby Astus » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:29 pm

The term "pure land" has appeared in Chinese Buddhism, first as a term for Amitabha's buddha-land, then it's become the common term for any buddha-land. So I'd say it's simply a matter of language.
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

"Neither cultivation nor seated meditation — this is the pure Chan of Tathagata."
(Mazu Daoyi, X1321p3b23; tr. Jinhua Jia)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T2076p461b24-26)
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Re: Buddhafield or Pure Land

Postby Sönam » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:55 pm

found it ... had my answers ... thank you
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