The Pure Land Tradition’s Ten Essentials《净土十要》

[The] Pure Land [Tradition’s] Ten Essentials

As selected (选定) by the Pure Land Tradition’s 9th Patriarch Great Master Ǒuyì (净土宗九祖蕅益大师), all Ten Essentials (with 13 main and 16 secondary texts as appendices) are available in Chinese at, while English versions are pending, unless with links provided below.

[1] First [Of ‘The] Pure Land [Tradition’s] Ten Essentials’

[1.1] Essential Explanation [Of The] Sūtrā [In Which The] Buddha Speaks [Of] Amitā[bha Buddha]

[1.2] Appendix: Immeasurable Life Sūtrā’s Forty-Eight Vows

[2] Second [Of ‘The] Pure Land [Tradition’s] Ten Essentials’

[2.1] Repentance [And] Aspiration Rites [For] Rebirth [In] Pure Land

[2.2] Two Doors [Of] Practice [And] Aspiration [To] Resolve Doubts [For] Rebirth [In] Pure Land

[2.3] Appendix: Formation [Of] Lotus Society’s Universal Encouragement Text

[3] Third [Of ‘The] Pure Land [Tradition’s] Ten Essentials’

[3.1] Sūtrā [On] Contemplation [Of] Immeasurable Life Buddha’s Initial Mind’s Samādhi Door

[3.2] Practice [And] Aspiration Rites [For] Receiving [And] Upholding [The] Sūtrā [In Which The] Buddha Speaks [Of] Amitā[bha Buddha]

[3.3] Appendix: Dharma Master Zhā’ān’s Personal Farewell [When] Approaching Departure

[4] Fourth [Of ‘The] Pure Land [Tradition’s] Ten Essentials’

[4.1] Treatise [On] Ten Doubts [About] Pure Land

[4.2] Appendix One: Táng [Dynasty’s] Five-Terraced Mountain’s [Wǔtáishān] Bamboo Grove Monastery’s [Zhúlínsì] Fǎzhào’s Biography

[4.3] Appendix Two: Táng [Dynasty’s] Luòyáng’s Inexhaustible Monastery’s [Wǎngjísì] Huìrì’s Biography

[4.4] Appendix Three: Chán [Master] Zōngzé’s Lotus Flower Grand Assembly’s Recorded Text

[4.5] Appendix Four: Preface [Of] Vinaya Master Dàzhì’s Rite For Pure Karma’s Prostration [And] Repentance

[5] Fifth [Of ‘The] Pure Land [Tradition’s] Ten Essentials’

[5.1] Treatise [On] Samādhi Treasure King [From] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha: Upper Scroll, Middle Scroll, Lower Scroll

[6] Sixth [Of ‘The] Pure Land [Tradition’s] Ten Essentials’

[6.1] Pure Land Doubts [And] Questions (p.54)

[7] Seventh [Of ‘The] Pure Land [Tradition’s] Ten Essentials’

[7.1] Western Study’s Pure Land Poems: Upper Scroll, Lower Scroll

[7.2] Appendix One: Great Master Liánchí’s Reply Letter [To] Sūzhōu’s Cáo Lǔchuān

[7.3] Appendix Two: Great Master Ǒuyì’s Reply [With] Words [Over] Tea [To] Zhuō Zuǒchē ([With] Original Question [At] Bóshān [At The] Beginning Attached)

[7.4] Appendix Three: Great Master Ǒuyì’s ‘Guidance [On The] Dharma Door [Of] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha’

[8] Eighth [Of ‘The] Pure Land [Tradition’s] Ten Essentials’

[8.1] Treasure King Samādhi [Of] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha’s Direct Pointers: Upper Scroll, Lower Scroll

[8.2] Appendix: Breaking [Of That] Falsely Spoken [About] Mindfulness [Of] Buddha ([With] One Named ‘Direct Pointers [Of The] Mind’s Essentials’)

[9] Ninth [Of ‘The] Pure Land [Tradition’s] Ten Essentials’

[9.1] Treatise [On] Pure Land Birth [And] Non-Birth

[9.2] Appendix: Continuation [Of] ‘Treatise [On] Pure Land Birth [And] Non-Birth’

[9.3] Pure Land’s Dharma Words

[9.4] Appendix One: Yuánguān [And Other] Nine Persons’ Biographies

[9.5] Appendix Two: Preface [Of] Meritless Old Man’s ‘Record [Of] Confidence [In] Pure Land’

[10] Tenth [Of ‘The] Pure Land [Tradition’s] Ten Essentials’

[10.1] Western [Pure Land’s] Combined Treatise

[10.2] Appendix One: Record [Of A] Dream (From ‘Pure Snow Study’s Additional Collection’)

[10.3] Appendix Two: Yuán Zhōngláng’s Biography

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