“Pure Land”

dewachen20alternates1“Pure Land” is an inaccurate translation of buddha-kshetra, which means “field or sphere of action of the Buddha”. There are as many Pure Lands as there are Buddhas, because each Buddha has a sphere of action.

A Pure Land is not a physical location, but rather a mental plane. However, that does not render it unreal. The world that we experience now is also a mental plane. Actually, since the Pure Land is a plane in full coherence with the Dharma, it is more real than this worldly plane.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to “Pure Land”

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年08月2日 (週六) 2:26 AM 寫道﹕

    WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: ““Pure Land” is an inaccurate translation of buddha-kshetra, which means “field or sphere of action of the Buddha”. There are as many Pure Lands as there are Buddhas, because each Buddha has a sphere of action. A Pure Land is not a physical location, bu”

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