The Land of Bliss, The Paradise of the Buddha of Measureless Light: Sanskrit and Chinese Versions of the Sukhāvatīvyūha Sutras

Paperback: $23.00
ISBN-13: 9780824817602
Published: May 1996

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376 pages
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  • About the Book
  • 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.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Luis O. Gomez, Author

  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • A work of admirable scholarship.... No one interested in the development of the Mahayana, and more especially in Pure Land, should disregard this book.
      The Middle Way