The Amitāyurdhyāna Sūtra is a Mahayana sutra in Pure Land Buddhism, a branch of Mahāyāna Buddhism. It is one of the three principle Pure Land sutras along with the Infinite Life Sutra and the Amitabha Sutra. Amitāyus is another name for the Buddha Amitābha, the preeminent figure in. The Buddha tells the forty-eight vows of Dharmakara, who has become Amitayus Buddha, and describes His Pure Land of Peace and Bliss. He encourages all. The Tathagata, the Blessed One, the fully Awakened Buddha called [Amitayus], Limitless Life and Primordial Wisdom, the Utterly True Victor of.

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How agonized and pathetic they are! All five evils arise from greed, anger, and delusion ammitayus wrong views. One continues to trudge through them, not knowing when release will come. When their parents instruct them, they stare and respond in defiance, and argue and contradict, acting like enemies. Those who have experienced this are said to have perfectly meditated upon the two Bodhisattvas Avalokitesvara and Mahasthamaprapta.

They exploit one another, and their anger becomes a grudge. At the bottom are the poor, the lowly, the vile, and the foolish. If sentient beings that hear His name elicit faith and joy in but one thought and, with an earnest wish for rebirth in that land, transfer their merits to others, amiyayus will amitauus reborn there and attain the spiritual level of no regress.

When their bodies are consumed and their minds in agony, their remorse at that moment comes too late. This English translation by J.

Amitayus Long Life Sutra – FPMT

The sutra ends with a short section describing the benefits gained by those who listened to these words of the Buddha. The flower canopies are radiant and colorful, wafting fragrances everywhere.

Their longtime toil only leads to severe consequences. No one fails to rejoice and open his mind wide. Journal of Indian Philosophy: Having transcended the dharmas of the world, their minds abide in sutr to deliver the world.

First, those who are possessed of a compassionate mind, who do no injury to suhra beings, and accomplish all virtuous actions amitayuz to Buddha’s precepts; second, those who study and recite the Sutras of the Mahayana doctrine, for instance, the Vaipulya Sutras; third, those who practice the sixfold remembrance.


Maitreya, know that those who harbor doubts will lose great benefits. Some trees are made of two, three, or even seven treasures. Then imagine that the flower has shut you in and has afterwards unfolded; when the flower has thus unfolded, five hundred colored rays will shine over your body, your eyes will be opened so as to see amitxyus Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who fill the whole sky; you will hear the sounds of waters and trees, the notes of birds, and the voices of many Buddhas preaching the excellent Dharma, in accordance with the twelve divisions of the scriptures.

The consequence in their next life is even more intense and severe. When the new-comer, having seen these, rejoicing and leaping for joy, looks at himself, he will find his own body seated on that diamond throne; and as he follows behind Buddha he will be born into that country, in a moment When he has been born there, he will see Buddha’s form and body with every sign amitayys perfection complete, and also the perfect forms and signs of all the Bodhisattvas; he will also see brilliant stra and jewel forests and hear them propounding the excellent Dharma, and instantly be conscious of a spirit of resignation to whatever consequences may hereafter arise.

Before she raised her head from doing homage to the distant Buddha, the World-Honored One knew what Sitra was wishing in her mind, though he was on the Vulture Peak.

The Sutra of Contemplation on Buddha Amitayus

There are two foremost Bodhisattvas, who are most honored. Obstinate and mentally blocked, they claim that their ways can last. Being neither gods nor humans, they all are endowed with bodies that are naturally ethereal and boundless. In textthe subject sutrz vow 37 is gods. All the fruits are produced just as easily as if they flowed out from the pitcher of the God Sakra.

Evildoers receive punishment as they head for the next life-journey. This amitayue delightful and excellent.

For those who smell the fragrances, their afflictions, which enslave their body and mind, and their defiling habits will remain inactive. Whether good or evil, fortunate or unfortunate, they race to do anything as they please, and no one finds it disturbing.


Amitayus Long Life Sutra

There, multitudes of Bodhisattvas and voice-hearers will praise their merit. They do as they please, beyond admonition. They are lost in anger and hatred, and greedy for wealth and carnal pleasures. Then, after death, they go down the three evil life-paths to experience immeasurable horrendous suffering, burning in fire.

Do these princes enjoy staying there? Its ground is made of gold, silver, aquamarine, coral, amber, conch shell, and emerald, and it is open, vast, and boundless. I express my sympathetic joy. You are indeed a Chandala, the lowest race; we will not stay here with you. Is this drop more than the water in the immense ocean? Both close and distant relatives may be implicated, and the entire clan may be annihilated.

The rays of his whole body shine over the countries of the ten quarters, they are purple gold in color, and can be seen by all beings that are in favorable circumstances.

Life forms that take grueling life-journeys, i.

Dignified or humble, high or low, people have the same mentality. Do you ask how? They do not believe in rebirth after death. However, everyone is born alone, dies alone, comes alone, and goes alone.

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Some silver trees have gold leaves, flowers, and fruits. Noble by birth, he has even, comely features. Prohibited by the five precepts are the five evils: There is a tower built of the gems which are like those that are fastened on Sakra’s head. They revel in drinking and debauchery, eating and drinking without moderation.

Shakyamuni smiles, emitting light from his mouth, and goes on to tell Vaidehi how to be reborn in the Pure Land. When this Bodhisattva walks about, all the regions of the ten quarters tremble and xmitayus.

I ask about this meaning based on my own perception. After his sins have been purged, although he is reborn as a human, he amktayus lowly and extremely stupid and sordid.