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Pure Land Principles & Practice


… those who like to advance lofty and wonderful propositions, such as ‘Amitabha is the Self-Nature, the Pure Land is Mind Only’, and go on to reject the actual practice of Buddha Recitation will find themselves in the predicament of ‘destroying the boat before stepping ashore’. There is no way such persons can avoid drowning. On the contrary, since ancient times, those who have thoroughly understood essence have always paid particular attention to practice – because practice symbolizes essence.

Buddhism of Wisdom & Faith: Pure Land Principles and Practice

Dharma Master Thich Thien Tam
Translated and edited by the Van Hien Study Group
Sutra Translation Committee of the United States and Canada


  1. Birth and Death
  2. The Bodhi Mind
  3. Faith
  4. Vows
  5. Practice
  • For the Serious Practitioner
  1. Sever All Afflictions
  2. Seek a Response within a Definite Time Frame
  3. Perseverance and Steadfastness in Recitation
  4. Tolerance of Adversity
  5. The Last Rites

Book: http://www.ymba.org/books/buddhism-wisdom-faith-pure-land-principles-and-practice

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