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The Display of the Pure Land of Sukhāvatī

The Display of the Pure Land of Sukhāvatī

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In the Jeta Grove of Śrāvastī, Buddha Śākyamuni, surrounded by a large audience, presents to his disciple Śāriputra a detailed description of the realm of Sukhāvatī, a delightful, enlightened abode, free of suffering. Its inhabitants are described as mature beings in an environment where everything enhances their spiritual inclinations. The principal buddha of Sukhāvatī is addressed as Amitāyus (Limitless Life) as well as Amitābha (Limitless Light).

Buddha Śākyamuni further explains how virtuous people who focus single-mindedly on Buddha Amitābha will obtain a rebirth in Sukhāvatī in their next life, and he urges all to develop faith in this teaching. In support, he cites the similar way in which the various buddhas of the six directions exhort their followers to develop confidence in this teaching on Sukhāvatī.

The sūtra ends with a short dialogue between Śāriputra and Buddha Śākyamuni that highlights the difficulty of enlightened activity in a degenerate age.
In the Jeta Grove of Śrāvastī, Buddha Śākyamuni, surrounded by a large audience, presents to his disciple Śāriputra a detailed description of the realm of Sukhāvatī, a delightful, enlightened abode, free of suffering. Its inhabitants are described as mature beings in an environment where everything enhances their spiritual inclinations. The principal buddha of Sukhāvatī is addressed as Amitāyus (Limitless Life) as well as Amitābha (Limitless Light).

Buddha Śākyamuni further explains how virtuous people who focus single-mindedly on Buddha Amitābha will obtain a rebirth in Sukhāvatī in their next life, and he urges all to develop faith in this teaching. In support, he cites the similar way in which the various buddhas of the six directions exhort their followers to develop confidence in this teaching on Sukhāvatī.

The sūtra ends with a short dialogue between Śāriputra and Buddha Śākyamuni that highlights the difficulty of enlightened activity in a degenerate age.

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 T
HE
D
ISPLAY OF THE
P
URE
L
AND OF
S
UKH
Ā
VAT
Ī
 
 
 
 
 
བ་བ་ཅན་ི་བད་པ།
The Display of the Pure Land of Sukh
ā
vat
 ī 
 
Sukh
ā
vat 
ī 
vy
ū
ha
 
འཕགས་པ་བ་བ་ཅན་ི་བད་པ་ས་་བ་ག་པ་ན་་མ།
’phags pa bde ba can gyi bkod pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo
The Noble Mah
ā
y
ā
na S
ū
tra “The Display of the Pure Land of Sukh
ā
vat
 ī 
 Ā 
ryasukh
ā
vat 
ī 
vy
ū
han
ā
mamah
ā
 y
ā
nas
ū
tra
Toh 115, Degé Kangyur Vol 51 (mdo sde, Ja), folios 195b–200b
Translated by the Sakya Pandita Translation Group(International Buddhist Academy Division)

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