Is the pure land entered in this life Nibbana on Earth? or is it just an altered state?
not that all things arnt already nibbana in a sense, even ignorance and delusion.
I am told that all of the Zen patriarchs entered 'the pure land' of Nibbana whilst in this life. i am told it is satisfying, stable and without fear, touched by glimpses of real beauty, seen in the miracle of the supposedly ordinary.
i would like to know more about this pure land. what can anyone say about it. is the pure land of the Zen patriarchs, nibbana experienced in this life? what conditions must be met in order to accord with this pure land. does one need to be enlightened to be in it?
i am told that there is absolute certainty of it when one has entered, sometimes discomfort is possible within it, but is suffering possible within the pure land?
love, White Lotus. x
in any matters of importance. dont rely on me. i may not know what i am talking about. take what i say as mere speculation. i am not ordained. nor do i have a formal training. i do believe though that if i am wrong on any point. there are those on this site who i hope will quickly point out my mistakes.