Amitabha Sutra commentary

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Amitabha Sutra commentary

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:16 pm

Master Hua's commentary on the small Amitabha Sutra is now online: http://cttbusa.org/amitabhacommentary/contents.htm
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Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

Master Hsuan Hua

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Re: Amitabha Sutra commentary

Postby Mr. G » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:55 pm

Wonderful! Thanks for that link Will!

:namaste:
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu

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Re: Amitabha Sutra commentary

Postby Astus » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:04 pm

Ouyi Zhixu's (1599-1655) commentary to the Amitabha Sutra: Mind-Seal of the Buddha

Xingyun: The Amitabha Sutra and the Pure Land School

Reading the Amitabha Sutra in Sanskrit line by line with vocabulary and commentary at the BDLM.
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Amitabha Sutra commentary

Postby Mr. G » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:18 pm

Excellent. Thanks Astus
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu


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