Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Commentary on the Sutra on the Buddha of Infinite Life (Larger Sutra)


This is a work in progress and under constant revision. The most recent chapters are added at the end of the list. Please have patience as the progress will be very slow.

. Thus I have heard - the time and place of the deliverance of the Larger Sutra and the qualities of the audience - commentary on sections 1 and 2

Shakyamuni Buddha's supreme appearance and the reason for His coming to this world - commentary on section 3

The story of Dharmakara becoming Amida Buddha - commentary on sections 4 to 10

The twelve Lights of Amida Buddha - commentary on section 11   (part one)

To encounter or see Amida's Light - commentary on section 11 (part two)

The meaning of praising or glorifying Amida's Light - commentary on section 11 (part three) 

The lifespan of Amida Buddha and the enlightened beings in His Pure Land - commentary on section 12

The first teaching assembly of Amida Buddha - commentary on section 13th 

The Nirvanic features of the Pure Land and its inhabitants - commentary on sections 14-21 
(part 1)

The Nirvanic features of the Pure Land and its inhabitants - commentary on sections 14-21 
(part 2)

Assurance of attaining Nirvana in the Pure Land through faith and the praising of Amida's merits by all Buddhas - commentary on section 22 

The three grades of aspirants to birth in the Pure Land - commentary on sections 23 - 25

Visit of Bodhisattvas from other worlds to Sukhavati and prediction for attaining Buddhahood for them and all beings - commentary on sections 26-27  

Favorable conditions for accepting the Larger Sutra in faith - commentary on verses 21-30 from section 27

Virtues and activities of the Enlightened Bodhisattvas of the Pure Land - commentary on sections 28 and 30  NEW!


to be continued!


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