Category Archives: Akṣhobhya’s Pure Land

Akṣhobhya’s Dharma-Door

“Śāriputra, Tathāgata Akṣhobhya leads the Bodhisattvas and followers of other vehicles in other lands as well as in the World of Wonderful Joy. Śāriputra, if good men and good women, after hearing the Dharma-door of Tathāgata Akṣhobhya’s merits, are well … Continue reading

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Good Roots

At that time, the Venerable Śāriputra asked the Buddha, “World-Honored One, what causes and good roots enable Bodhisattva-Mahāsattvas to be born in that Buddha-land?” The Buddha told Śāriputra, “Bodhisattva-Mahāsattvas who wish to be born in the World of Wonderful Joy … Continue reading

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Akṣhobhya’s Parinirvāṇa

At that time, the Venerable Śāriputra thought further, “The World-Honored One has spoken of the infinite merits of Tathāgata Akṣhobhya, the Worthy One, the Perfectly Enlightened One, in following the Bodhisattva-path. He has also spoken of the vast, great adornments … Continue reading

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Snips and Snails and Demon Tales

Demons in the Desert Jataka Tale: Alexa Renée “Śāriputra, a venomous snake subjugated by a magic spell cannot hurt anyone, and insects or worms will not be worried or afraid upon seeing it. Yet, harmless as it is, it is … Continue reading

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Part-Time Bodhisattvas

From: Sumeru-Books.Com At that time, the Venerable Śāriputra thought, “The World-Honored One has just now discussed the merits of the Śrāvakas. May the Tathāgata also expound the complete merits of the Bodhisattvas. Why? Because all other merits come from them.” … Continue reading

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The Śrāvakian Stream

“Furthermore, Śāriputra, when Tathāgata Akṣhobhya expounds the Dharma, he can skillfully subdue countless sentient beings, making them all attain Arhatship; numerous are those who will dwell in the meditation of the eightfold liberation. “Śāriputra, Tathāgata Akṣhobhya, the Worthy One, the … Continue reading

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A Thousand-Petaled Golden Lotus

At that time, hearing the Buddha praise the merits of the Buddha-land of Tathāgata Akṣhobhya, a monk became greedily attached to it and said to the Buddha, “World-Honored One, now I wish to be born in Akṣhobhya Buddha’s land.” The Buddha … Continue reading

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The Land of Wonderful Joy

At that time, Śāriputra said to the Buddha, “World-Honored One, the Buddha has explained the merits acquired by Tathāgata Akṣhobhya when he was cultivating the Bodhisattva practices. I hope that the World-Honored One will reveal and elaborate on the merits … Continue reading

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A Propitious Prophecy

The Sutra continues with a long litany by Bodhisattva Akṣhobhya’s resolve to obey all of the monastic precepts that need to be honored before his attainment of Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi (Supreme Enlightenment). One of these precepts begs to be further … Continue reading

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Origin of the Immovable One

              Anya Langmead The Buddha told Śāriputra. “A thousand worlds from here to the east, there is a Buddha-land named Wonderful Joy, where Tathāgata Great Eyes, the Worthy One, the Perfectly Enlightened One, once appeared … Continue reading

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