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Has anyone claimed to have reborn in Pure Land, and later returned to earth to help other beings?

Usually the Bodhisattvas who vows to be born back to Earth to guild others will do so with the means appropriate to the culture, time and age. In this age of Dharma descend, they would not display ...
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Does Pure Land Buddhism ever have a Buddha other than Amitābha as the object of devotion?

Yes, there is other Pure Land in Buddhism other than Amitabha Buddha's. It is called the Pure Land of Lapis Lazuli of the East. The Buddha that resides there is called Bhaisajyaguru Buddha or Medicine ...
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Please Recommend Pure Land / Other Power Buddhism Books

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 ...
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Are Amitabha and Sakyamuni the same?

From my understanding Gautama Buddha and Amida Buddha are two different Buddha. When Amida made his vows it was immeasurable kalpas ago and He just became Buddha 10 kalpas ago. In the Infinite Life ...
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Is jhana taught in Pure Land Buddhism?

Pure Land practice survived only in the Chinese lineage, for only the Chinese Canon has the totality of the Twelve Sections of the Sutras. The other lesser lineage has only one section of the Sutra (...
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What is the Pure Land?

There are so many confusion regarding Pure Land Buddhism that I feel I must chip in. Many people even see it as non Buddhist because it seems to be about the Amitabha Buddha saving humans through the ...
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Source for bodhisattva transforming hell?

Found it, it's a story about Guanyin, the Chinese version of Avalokitesvara. The story says that she was a woman named Miaoshan, and when she died she went to hell (depending on the version either bc ...
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Source for bodhisattva transforming hell?

If you are just talking about a bodhisattva which goes to hell and help sentient beings, that would be Bodhisattva Kṣitigarbha. I haven’t heard of a bodhisattva who transformed a hell into a pure land ...
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Looking for a historical text or a contemporary study of such text on how it is that this world is or isn't a "pure land"

The bolded statements below show immediate birth into the Pure Land in this life itself. The way I see this explanation is that the Pure Land is a "place of mind". From Japanese Pure Land ...
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Are Amitabha and Sakyamuni the same?

As for Theravada, Our Gautama Buddha had never mentioned about Amitabha. At the time being, he became a buddha under bodhi tree, he looked up the whold universe finding who he should pay homage or who ...
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Are Amitabha and Sakyamuni the same?

Are Amitabha and Sakyamuni the same? Since this question is not very specific, there are a few ways to answer. (1) Sakyamuni and Amitabha took different paths to become a Buddha. Sakyamuni was ...
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All sentient beings?

What is a sentient being In Classical Chinese Sutra, sentient being is 有情眾生, or simply 有情, a brief translation is one who has feelings, emotional beings. Trees, rocks, mountains... are not. But they ...
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Niànfó (念佛, nenbustu) & Morality

I will provide a hint to your question grossly, since I'm running out of time. Provided chance, I shall attend to this question if needed. Some Pure Land masters are popularly quoted as saying ...
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Pure Land Schools' version of the Three (or Four) Marks of Existence

Here is something on Shin, with a bit of discussion on the individual topics -- http://www.nembutsu.info/primshin.htm -- plus this at the very end (emphasis added): Conclusion We urge readers ...
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Are Amitabha and Sakyamuni the same?

Amitabh and Buddha are not the same. Amitabh is the infinite light of revelations , source of innumerable miracles. Buddha discourages display of any miracles.
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Are Amitabha and Sakyamuni the same?

As mentioned before, there are different levels of meaning. The confusion comes from assuming that they are contradictory or exclusive instead of complementary and inclusive. That is, the reality of ...
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Does Pure Land Buddhism ever have a Buddha other than Amitābha as the object of devotion?

Short answer, no. Although we revere Sakyamuni, he is not the focus of Pureland. However, the devotion to bodhisattvas is something else. Mainly, there is Kuan Shih Yin Pusa, Ta Shih Chi Pusa, and the ...
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Has anyone claimed to have reborn in Pure Land, and later returned to earth to help other beings?

I am not aware of anybody who has chosen to reenter samsara after having died in a previous life and being reborn in Sukhavati. Perhaps it is a rare event that has not happened yet since the death of ...
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In Pure Land Buddhism, what realm do the pure lands belong to? Are they outside of the usual six realms?

There are so many confusion regarding Pure Land Buddhism. Many people even see it as non Buddhist because it seems to be about the Amitabha Buddha saving humans through the power of his grace. I am ...
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