- The Manifestations of the Pure Land - short explanation of the 32nd Vow of Amida Buddha
For example, describing the birds in the Pure Land, Shakyamun said:
“Shariputra, you should not assume that these birds are born as retribution of their evil karma. The reason is that none of the three evil realms exists in that Buddha-land. Shariputra, even the names of the three evil realms do not exist there; how much less the realms themselves? These birds are manifested by Amida Buddha so that their singing can proclaim and spread the Dharma”.