I'm looking for some reading material, in particular the "Pure Land Sutras," in a non-electronic media (in other words, a book). While I have a number of books and sutras saved to the computer, I have found that PDFs and webpages, unless very short, are incredibly difficult to keep my eyes on for long periods of time and I do not have my own e-reader (or similar device). And the fact is: if I have a book, I read it.
As I understand it, any such collection should include, at least, the following sutras:
*The Larger Sutra on Amitāyus
*The Sutra on Contemplation of Amitāyus
*The Smaller Sutra on Amitāyus
Are there other sutras that focus on the Pure Lands?
I've found some books online via amazon.com, at least one of which
appears to be what I'm looking for...
That said, I wanted to see if anyone here has any suggestions on what they feel is the best translation or edition, and why if possible, before spending any money (of which I have a rather limited supply).
Are there any other books that you might suggest on the subject of Pure Land Buddhism?
In case it matters to the discussion, I'm frequenting a Vietnamese temple, so while "commentary" books don't have to relate directly to the practices in that country, it wouldn't hurt. I've heard books by Thich Nhat Hanh could be helpful, and am interested in reading more of his work (I've read Living Buddha, Living Christ, but otherwise have focused my attention on components of the Pali Cannon for my study).
Anything is helpful, so don't hold back.
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