The Land of Bliss
The Paradise of the Buddha of Measureless Light : Sanskrit and Chinese Versions of the Sukhavativyuha Sutras
ISBN10: 0824817605 ISBN13: 9780824817602 Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr Published: Jul 1 1996 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
This is a free translation of two Buddhist texts on what is arguably the most popular of all Buddhist conceptions of an ideal world, the "Land of Bliss" of the Buddha Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light. The two texts, known to Western students of Buddhism as the "Smaller" and "Larger" Sukhavatiyuha Sutra, explain the conditions that lead to rebirth in the Pure Land and the manner in which human beings are reborn there.