I have a question about the way Amida and his Pure Land are understood in Tendai shu.
As far as I know in Jodo Shinshu, Amida is mostly thought of as Dharmakaya, thus not seperated from ourselves, and the Pure Land is identified with Nirvarna, which you are able to reach after death, if you realized Shinjin during this lifetime.
In Jodo shu, Amida is thought of as a real entity that was once a normal human being and became a Buddha an inconceivable time ago, and the Pure Land is a real place, where you can be reborn, if you recite the Nenbutsu.
Please correct me if I missunderstood something here.
What is the understanding in the Tendai shu? Could it be, seen in the context of the hongaku thought, that this earth is understood as the Pure Land and we are not different from Amida, we just haven't realized it yet. And if so, does this also effect the way Nenbutsu is practiced by lay people? I think in the Shinnyokan it is said, that the invocational Nenbutsu must be based on the nonduality with Amida.