I've only recently obtained a copy of the meditation sutra, in which Shakymuni expounds how to envisage the pureland and Amitabha Buddha. Has anyone else read this sutra? I'm finding it hard to envisage things in the order described, whereas before in meditation I would form an image in my mind of Amitabha. Also this sutra says that to envisage the pureland guarantees rebirth in the pureland, but the smaller sutra says anyone who has faith in the sutra and holds the name of Amaitabha will attain rebirth in Amitabhas pureland.
And there was me thing pureland was easy
But seriously for those of us who cannot master the many things described in the mediation sutra, is the chanting of the sutras and Amiatabhas name enough?