What you're attempting to do is extrapolate Theravadan tenets to Mahayana tenets. It doesn't correlate. Why? Eliminating the 5 fetters will get you to Tushita. You do not need to eliminate any fetters to get to Sukhavati. A Pure Land is not equivalent to Pure Abodes. There is nothing in Theravadan literature where a Pure Abode is equal to a Mahayana Pure Land.[/quote]
in the majjhima nikaya alagaddupama sutta 22
"those who have sufficient FAITH in me,sufficient LOVE for me,ARE ALL HEADED FOR HEAVEN
all you need is faith and love to get to tushita in thervadan
THIS IS THE APADANA SUTTA FROM THE KUNDHYA NIKAYA this is the CONCEPT of the pureland in thervadan(pali)
1. Now, with a pure mind, attend to .the Tradition of the previous excellent deeds of the Buddhas, the innumerable kings of righteousness, replete with thirty Perfections.
2. To the supreme enlightenment of the best of the Buddhas, to leaders of the world together with their Orders, I bowed down paying homage with joined hands.
3. In the Buddha-realm, as many as are there the numerous jewels, both in the heaven above and on the earth below, I brought all to my mind.
4. There on a silvery ground, I built a palace, many storied, jewelled, raised high to the sky,
5. Having ornamented pillars, well executed, well divided and arranged, costly, a mass of gold, decorated with arched gateways and canopies.
6. The first storey was of lapis lazuli, shining like a bright piece of cloud; there were (the presentations of) lotuses and lilies strewn over in the excellent golden storey.
7. Some (of the storeys) was of corals, some having coral-lustre, some shining red, while others resembling the Indagopaka-colour, illumined the quarters.
8. They had doors, portals and windows well divided and arranged, four net-works of vedikas and a delightful perfumed enclosure.
9. And they were provided with the excellent peaked roofs blue, yellow, red, white and bright black and decorated with seven varieties of jewels.
10. They had (devices of) lotuses of graceful looks, and were beautified by (the figures of) beasts and birds of prey, filled with (the presentations of) planets and stars, and adorned with (those of) the moon and sun.
11. They were covered over with a golden netting joined with the golden tinkling bells, and the lovely golden garlands (on them) sounded musically by the force of the wind.
12. Festoons of banners, raised on them, were made- lovely by various colours crimson, red, yellow and gold-coloured.
13. Diverse, numerous, many hundreds were the slabs, made of silver, of jewels, of rubies, and also of emeralds.
14. The palace was resplendent with various beds, and covered with soft Benares fabrics, rugs, silk made of the Dukula-fibre, China cloth, fine cloth, fibrous garments, whitish garments, and all this manifold covering I spread out there in my mind.
15. Adorned with jewelled peaked roofs in different storeys (the palace) stood firm, bearing torches shining like gems.
16. The wooden posts and pillars and the beautiful golden gates, made of gold brought from the Jambu river, of excellent (adra) wood, and also of silver, shone forth.
17. Divided and arranged into .many breaks 5 and resplendent with doors and cross-bars (the palace had) on both sides many full vases filled with red, white and blue lotuses.
18. All the Buddhas of the past, the leaders of the world, together with their Orders and disciples, I created in their natural beauty and appearance.
19. Entering by that entrance, all the Buddhas together with their disciples - the circle of the elect - sat down on golden seats.
20. The pre-eminent Buddhas that are now in the world, those of the past and present, I brought them all into the mansion.
21. Many hundreds of Paccekabuddhas, self-enlightened and invincible, those of the past and present, I brought them all into the mansion.
22. Many wishing trees, divine and earthly, there were; I procured all garments and covered (them each) with three robes.
23. Filling the beautiful jewelled bowls, I offered (them) ready-made food, hard and soft, eatable and savoury, as well as drink and meal.
24. Procuring divine garments, I provided them with robes of fine cloth; I entertained the whole circle of the elect with best food and (the four) sweet drinks of sugar, oil, honey and molasses.
25. Entering the jewelled chamber, they, like lions lying down in caves, lay down in a lion's posture on costly beds.
26. Mindful they rose and sat down cross-legged; they gave themselves up to delight in meditation on the way of all the Buddhas.
27. Some preached the doctrines, some sported by their supernormal power, some who had gained mastery over and developed the higher psychic perception, applied themselves to it, while others numbering many hundred thousands worked transformations of themselves by their supernormal power.
28. The Buddhas, too, questioned (other) Buddhas on points relating to omniscience, and comprehended by their knowledge matters, deep and subtle,
29. The disciples questioned the Buddhas, the Buddhas questioned the disciples; they questioned each other, to each other did they explain.
30. The Buddhas, the Paccekabuddhas, the disciples and attendants, enjoying thus their delightful pursuits, rejoiced at the palace.
31. 'May they hold over head (each) an umbrella, embroidered with gold and silver nets and gems, and fringed with nets of pearls !
32. May there be awnings, resplendent with golden stars, variegated, and having flower-wreaths spread over (them) ; may they all hold them over head !
33. Be (the palace) laid out with wreaths of flowers, fragrant with rows of perfumes, strewn over with festoons of garments, and bedecked with strings of jewels !
34. Be it strewn over with flowers, much variegated, incensed with sweet perfumes, marked with five-finger marks of perfumes, and covered over with a golden covering.
35. On four sides, be the tanks covered over with lotuses red and white and blue ; be that these having lotus-pollens coming out, appear in golden hue !
36. All trees be blossomed around the palace, and let them drooping themselves sprinkle perfutoed flowers over the mansion.
37. Let the crested (peacocks) dance there, divine swans utter melodious sounds. Let the Karavika birds, too, sing out and the flocks of birds be on all sides .
38. Let all drums be sounded, all lutes be played. Let all varieties of music go on around the palace.
39. As far as the Buddha-realm, and above the horizons of the world, magnificent, lustrous, faultless and jewelled,
40. Let the golden divans be; let candlesticks be lighted, and the ten thousand (worlds) in succession be of one lustre.
41. Let also courtesans, dancers and celestial nymphs dance, and various theatres be staged around the palace.
42. On tree-tops, mountain-tops, or on the summit of the Sineru mountain, let me raise all manners of banners, variegated and five-coloured.
43. Let men, Nagas, Gandhabbas and gods, all approach them paying homage with joined hands, and surround the palace.'
44. Whatever good deed done, ought to be done, or intended to be done by me, I did it well by body, speech and mind in (the abode of) the Thirty.
45. 'The beings who are conscious or unconscious, let all share in the result of the meritorious deed done by me.
46. To (them) whom the result of the meritorious deed done by me has been offered, it is (thus) made well known. And to those who do not know of it, the gods should go and report.
47. In the whole world, the beings that live but for the sake of food, let them obtain all manners of agreeable food by my heart's wish'
48. Mentally I offered the gift, mentally I brought the palace. I did homage to all the supreme Buddhas, Paccekas and disciples of the conquerors.
49. By that meritorious deed, will and resolve, I. abandoning the human body, went up to the Thirty-three.
50. I have come to know (only) of the two existences, divine and human; no other destiny have I experienced this is the fulfilment of my mental wish.
51. I have been superior to the gods, I have become the lord of men. Endowed with beauty and appearance, I am incomparable in the world in respect of wisdom.
52. Food of various kinds and best, jewels not inadequate, and garments of all fashions come to me quickly from above (lit. the sky).
53. On earth as well as mountain, in the air, water and wood, wherever I stretch forth my hand, divine eatables come to me.
54. On earth as well as mountain, in the air, water and wood, wherever I stretch forth my hand, all varieties of jewels come to me.
55. On earth as well as mountain, in the air, water and wood, wherever I stretch forth my hand, all kinds of perfumes come to me.
56. On earth as well as mountain, in the air, water and wood, wherever I stretch forth my hand, all kinds of vehicles come to me.
57. On earth as well as mountain, in the air, water and wood, wherever I stretch forth my hand, all kinds of garlands come to me.
58. On earth as well as mountain, in the air, water and wood, wherever I stretch forth my hand, (all manners of) decorations come to me.
59. On earth as well as mountain, in the air, water and wood, wherever I stretch forth my hand, maidens of all descriptions come to me.
60. On earth as well as mountain, in the air, water and wood, wherever I stretch forth my hand, come (to me) honey and sugar.
61. Oil earth as well as mountain, in the air, water and wood, wherever I stretch forth my hand, all varieties of solid food come to me.
62. To the poor and needy, to the professional and street-beggars, what-ever excellent gift I made, (it was) for the attainment of the Enlightenment par excellence.
63. While making mountains and rocks roar, dense forest thunder, this world and heaven joyous, I have become a Buddha in the world.
64. In this world, tenfold is the direction of which there is no end, and in that direction are the innumerable Buddha-realms.
65. My halo is described as shooting forth rays in pairs; let the blaze of rays between them be of great effulgence.
66. In such world-system, let all persons see me let all be joyful, and let all follow me.
67. Let the drum of immortality be beaten with reverberating sweet-sound; in the midst of it let all persons Hear my sweet voice.
68. While the cloud of righteousness showers, let all be free from the defilements ; let the lowest of beings be (at least) the Stream-winners.
69. Giving away the gift worthy to be given, I fulfilled the precepts entirely, reached perfection in the matter of renunciation, and obtained the Enlightenment par excellence.
70. Questioning the wise, I put forth the best energy, reached perfection in the matter of forbearance, and obtained the Enlightenment par excellence.
71. Intent on truth, I fulfilled the perfection of truth ; reaching perfection in friendliness, I obtained the Enlightenment par excellence.
72. In gain and loss, in happiness and sorrow, in respect and disrespect, being unperturbed under all vicissitudes, I obtained the Enlightenment par excellence.
73. Viewing idleness from fear, and energy from peace, be energetic - this is the command of the Buddha.
74. Viewing dissention from fear, and amity from peace, be united and kindly in speech - this is the command of the Buddhas.
75. Viewing indolence from fear, and diligence from peace, cultivate the eightfold path - this is the command of the Buddhas.
76. Assembled (here) are many Buddhas and Arahants from all quarters; to the supreme Buddhas and Arahants pay homage and bow down.
77. Thus are the Buddhas incomprehensible, and incomprehensible are the qualities of the Buddhas and incomprehensible is the reward of those who have faith in the incomprehensible.
Thus the Blessed One, while developing his own Buddha-life, related the religious discourse, called the Tradition of the previous excellent deeds of the Buddhas.