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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:16 pm 
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Master Hua's commentary on the small Amitabha Sutra is now online: http://cttbusa.org/amitabhacommentary/contents.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:55 pm 
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Wonderful! Thanks for that link Will!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:04 pm 
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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.

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"Neither cultivation nor seated meditation — this is the pure Chan of Tathagata."
(Mazu Daoyi, X1321p3b23; tr. Jinhua Jia)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T2076p461b24-26)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:18 pm 
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Excellent. Thanks Astus

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