BOOKS BY JOSHO ADRIAN CIRLEA
The True Teaching on Amida Buddha and His Pure Land
The Dharma is the supreme medicine given by the Buddha, the supreme Doctor, and in receiving it we must have the attitude of humble patients whose health and salvation depend totally upon the Doctor’s prescription and proper administration of the medicine. If we are priests or teachers we simply cannot be careless with people’s salvation from birth and death, just like a good pharmacist does not give poison to those who come to him looking for the medicine prescribed by their doctor.
As long as we ourselves are not Doctors (Enlighted beings/Buddhas) we should also not change the Medicine (the Dharma), but instead act as the good pharmacist and give to others exactly what the Doctor has prescribed. Trully, Amida Dharma is not our property and in dealing with it, we should act only as transmitters, not creators of the teaching. This is exactly what I am trying to do in this book – to show the true teaching about Amida Buddha and His Pure Land, while also counteracting some of the most spread wrong views of our time.
The 48 Vows of Amida Buddha
In the moment Dharmakara became Amida Buddha, his 48 vows and his Pure Land became real and effective methods for the salvation of sentient beings. This book is my personal attempt to provide easy to understand explanations on the vows so that people can live in accordance with them and acquire the true and real salvation from birth and death.
Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Teachings
Easy to understand explanations of the major doctrines of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, questions and answers, and corrections of some modern divergences from the Dharma.
The Path of Acceptance - Commentary on Tannisho
This book is an adaptation of my Dharma talks on the sacred text of Tannisho – Notes on Lamenting Divergences, given at Tariki Dojo Craiova during the usual days of practice. Each chapter is explained in easy to understand terms so that to be accesible to beginers and the general public.
If you can afford, please consider a small DONATION (click here to donate) to support me and my Dharma activities, and especialy the construction of AmidajiTemple (click here to see all articles and photos related with the temple).