Amitabha Sutra commentary

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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Re: Amitabha Sutra commentary

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

Wonderful! Thanks for that link Will!

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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.
"If the Buddha-Nature is seen, there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing."
(Nirvana Sutra, T12n374p521b3; tr Yamamoto)

"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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Re: Amitabha Sutra commentary

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

Excellent. Thanks Astus
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