I have gradually become a Pure Land Buddhist. I chant as I cycle. But I would also like to read, in English or Japanese. Recently I read the book below (Not generally available I am afraid) and it made me feel good. Please would members recommend some other power Buddhism books.


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    Have you read the Pure Land sutras already? Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 10:32

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I'm not sure if you would like some academic literature but here goes:

T’an-luan’s Theory of Two Kinds of Dharma-body as Found in Shinran’s Wago Writings has a detailed description and great diagrams on this topic.enter image description here

The Dawn of Chinese Pure Land Buddhist Doctrine: Ching-ying Hui-yuan's Commentary on the Visualization Sutra


The Promise of Amida Buddha: Honen's Path to Bliss

It is a collection of Honen's teachings and writings if you are interested in a Japanese Pure Land Buddhism and what later become Shin (True) Pure Land Buddhism via his disciple, Shinran.

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