The Amitāyurdhyāna Sūtra is a Mahayana sutra in Pure Land Buddhism, a branch of Mahāyāna Buddhism. It is one of the three principle Pure Land sutras along with the Infinite Life Sutra and the Amitabha Sutra. Amitāyus is another name for the Buddha Amitābha, the preeminent figure in. The Buddha tells the forty-eight vows of Dharmakara, who has become Amitayus Buddha, and describes His Pure Land of Peace and Bliss. He encourages all. The Tathagata, the Blessed One, the fully Awakened Buddha called [Amitayus], Limitless Life and Primordial Wisdom, the Utterly True Victor of.
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They hope to get lucky and live a long life, but only end in death. People of the world—parents, children, sutfa, and spouses—neither follow honorable principles nor comply with regulations.
The vajra mountain range, Sumeru the king of mountains, and other amotayus and small mountains all became the same color. Their evils never end. Equipped with immeasurable Bodhisattva action vows, they stand firm in all virtuous ways.
During that time, their harmony and delight are beyond words. The word gods is used here because all inhabitants of the Pure Land are reborn miraculously in lotus flowers, not from the womb.
Some jeweled trees have crystal roots, coral trunks, emerald branches, conch shell twigs, purple-tinged gold leaves, silver flowers, and aquamarine fruits. On hearing this, all the innumerable Devas, Sura and Yakshas were inspired with great joy; and having made obeisance to the Buddha they went their way.
Ananda, be sure to remember these words of mine, the Buddha, and repeat them openly to many assemblies. Those who have experienced this are said to have perfectly meditated upon the two Bodhisattvas Avalokitesvara and Mahasthamaprapta.
Introduction to Contemplation Sutra of Buddha Amitayus
This sentence is a simplified version of a corresponding passage in text T11n, a2—4. How much more, then, will the meditating upon all the complete bodily signs of that Buddha!
The levels are ranked from highest to lowest as follows: At the top are wise elders, the dignified, the noble, and the wealthy. Will thou, I pray you, command Mahamaudgalyayana and your honoured disciple, Ananda, to come and have an interview with me? They live by the six elements of harmony and respect. On the strength of his merit of uttering that Buddha’s name he will, during every repetition, expiate the sins which involved him in births and deaths during eighty million kalpas.
In a moment he will be born in a lotus-flower growing in the lake of seven jewels. The youth who offers him grass is an auspicious sign of the fullness of his merit and endeavor. In the middle are the depraved, who are evil and lustful.
When you have seen these trees you should also meditate on them one by one in order. Their god-eye reaches an immeasurable, boundless distance. There is a tower built of the gems which are like those that are fastened on Sakra’s head. It cannot be known by skillful calculation or described by words. Their suffering is indescribable. These sentient beings are reborn [on the edge of that land] and live a year lifespan in amityaus palace.
Amitayurdhyana Sutra – Wikipedia
Having uttered the name of the Buddha, he will be freed from the sins which would otherwise involve him in births and deaths for fifty million kalpas. Only once in a long, long time will a Buddha appear in the world. Devoid of a single virtue, their minds think evil, their mouths speak evil, and their bodies do evil. Eight kinds of cool breezes proceed from the brilliant rays. After their death, they have been reborn in that Buddha Land.
They do not fear the law or other prohibitions.
They abide in the truths that Buddhas abide in, and they establish the teachings that great holy ones have established. Soon the lotus-flower will fold around him, and being in this he will be born in the jewel-lake of the World of Highest Happiness in the western quarter.