Pure Land Buddhism

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  • Created on: 07-01-14 14:59
What is pure land based on?
Devotion to Amitabha
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How is englightenment achieved?
Simple measure, for example chanting to amitabha and asking for assistance.
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Who does Pure Land appeal to?
Thos who have busy lifestyles and who have no time for extensive scripture reading and meditation
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How did is begin?
Dharamkara voewd to the Buddha, that when enlightenment was reached he would create a paradisal land.
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What did he have to take?
Bodhisattva vow
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Why did he have to vow?
To provde that he wanted to create the pure land to help those who were suffering.
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What was his name after englihtenment?
Amitabha
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What was the pure land also known as?
Sukhavati or paradisal bliss
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Where is this form found?
China and Japan
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What is the state of pure land?
Considered phyical and mental
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What to followers do?
Look to Amitabha for help and assistance
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For what?
Englightenment
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Who created Pure Land?
Amitabha
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Who founded it in China
Hui Yan
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Who developed it further?
Tao Cho
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Who created the first pure land school?
Honen
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What is a nembutsu?
Mantra of devotion to Amitabha
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What is a mantra?
Chant
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What is Sukhavati?
Pure Land or paradisal bliss
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What qualities did Amitabha have?
Compassion and Karuna
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