Translations

[13] Why Is Amitābha Buddha’s Pure Land In The West? 阿弥陀佛的净土为何在西方?

【解】:问:何故极乐在西方?

[Explanation]: Question: Why [is the Land Of] Ultimate Bliss in [the] western direction?

答:此非善问。 假使极乐在东,汝又问何故在东,岂非戏论?

Answer: This [is] not [a] good question. If [the Land Of] Ultimate Bliss [is] in [the] East, you [will] again ask why [is it] in [the] East. Would it not [be] frivolous discussion?

况自十一万亿佛土视之,又在东矣,何足致疑?

Moreover, [as] from eleven of ten thousand [of] koṭis [of] Buddha Lands [to the West] looking, [it is] also in [the] East, what worthy cause [is there for] doubt?

– 净土宗九祖澫益大师
《佛说阿弥陀经要解》

– Pure Land Tradition’s 9th Patriarch Great Master Ǒuyì
(Essential Explanation [Of The] Sūtra [In Which The] Buddha Speaks [Of] Amitā[bha] Buddha)

Namo Amituofo : Translation by Shen Shi’an

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