zamotcr wrote:Yes that's what I read. But is there any explanation? I mean, if that Pure Land is near India, why we didn't found there Guanshiyin or why we should expect to reborn there if its a Earthly mountain, better if I take a boat and go there... Or is invisible for us?
Also, why if Guanshiyin has a Pure Land, she dwells in Sukhavati or is at both?
At the kingdom Vast and Great, seeking Dharma from the Elder Utpala. Traveling south to meet Good Knowing Advisors, until he sees the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara on Potalaka Mountain. He is expounding the Teaching of Great Kindness and Compassion, and surrounded by innumerable Bodhisattvas. He says to Good Wealth,
‘Good Man, I have accomplished a Bodhisattva’s Liberation Door of the Conduct of Great Compassion… ‘I vow that all living beings who are mindful of me, or recite my name, or see my person, will be completely spared and removed from all apprehension and terror.’http://www.buddhistbooks.info/avatam/chapt39d.html
Avatamsaka sutra didn't state that it's Avalokiteshvara's PL, it just says that it's a dwelling place only.
just a location where Avalokiteshvara was staying then.
perhaps people use it to create a PL out of it, so that they can be reborn there. though PL shouldn't be a place or not a place. it should be when "the mind is pure the land is pure."