Wednesday, September 11, 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.

LAST UPDATE September 9th, 2019 
I finished commenting on all the sections of the Larger Sutra. The next step is to revise everything, then give the whole text for English proofreading. I will let you know when the final version is ready. 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

Listening to the Dharma in the presence of Amida and attaining perfect Enlightenment - commentary on section 29th

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

The karmic situation of beings who have no aspiration for Enlightenment and Shakyamuni's encouragement to do good and wish to be born in the Pure Land ( sections 31 - 40, PART I) NEW!

The karmic situation of beings who have no aspiration for Enlightenment and Shakyamuni's encouragement to do good and wish to be born in the Pure Land (sections 31 - 40, PART II) NEW!

The testimony of Ananda and the audience gathered on  Vulture Peak to the existence of Amida Buddha and His Pure Land - commentary on sections 41 and 42 

The difference between those born in the Pure Land in embryonic form and those born by transformation - commentary on sections 43rd, 44th and 45th

Non-retrogressive Mahayana followers (bodhisattvas in aspiration) who will be born in the Pure Land of Amida - commentary on section 46

Faith as the cause of entering the stage of non-retrogression - commentary on section 47 NEW!

Various benefits gained by the audience- commentary on section 48 NEW!



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