sinweiy wrote:that say:-
All beings do not see mountains and waters in the same way. Some beings see water as a jeweled ornament, but they do not regard jeweled ornaments as water. What in the human realm corresponds to their water? We only see their jeweled ornaments as water. Some beings see water as wondrous blossoms, but they do not use blossoms as water. Hungry ghosts see water as raging fire or pus and blood. Dragons see water as a palace or a pavilion. Some beings see water as the seven treasures or a wish-granting jewel. Some beings see water as a forest or a wall. Some see it as the Dharma nature of pure liberation, the true human body, or as the form of body and essence of mind. Human beings see water as water. Water is seen as dead or alive depending on causes and conditions. Thus the views of all beings are not the same.
i say if you are sitting next to a Buddha, be it Shakyamuni or Amitabha, what we, ordinary people see is samsaric environment. while what the Buddha see is pure land as described in Amitabha pureland sutra. a defiled mind see a defiled land. a pure mind see a pure land.
it is not wrong to say that "Pureland is as real as this defiled world".
Son wrote:So are you saying that there's a world, a planet that is a pure field and people that are born there experience this and have conditions perfect for enlightenment?
Or, are you saying that the Pure Lands are literally manifested all around us now, and you are "reborn" in the Pure Land here but with the pure mind, and with a Pure Land perspective, so that the world seems like a Pure Land...?
One of them must be your conclusion.
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