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The Buddha Expounding Amitabha Sutra

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S ariputra, you should realize that it is extremely difficult for me to accomplish the heavy task of achieving the Unsurpassable Right and Full Enlightenment in the corrupt age of Five Obscurities and to preach to all worldlings such unbelievable teachings.




Buddhism 8073 | 
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I f there is a good man or woman who hears about Amitabha Buddha and keeps chanting His holy name for one day, two days, three days, four days, five days, six days or seven days with one mind free from distractions, then such a person, upon the end of his life, will see Amitabha Buddha and His holy assembly appear before him. At the time of death this person’s mind will not be perturbed and will take rebirth in the Utmost Joy Land of Amitabha Buddha.




Buddhism 8069 | 
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T hose people who have vowed, vow now, or will vow to be born in the land of Amitabha Buddha will never regress on the path toward the Unsurpassable Right and Full Enlightenment. They have been born, are born or will be born in that land.




Buddhism 8059 | 
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I See such advantage, hence I say such words. Whosoever hears this should develop the vow to be born in that Land.




Buddhism 8056 | 
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S entient beings who hear the above should vow to be born in that land. Why is it so? Because then one may enjoy the company of these aforementioned most benevolent people.




Buddhism 8055 | 
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H ence, Sariputra, all good men or women, if they have faith, should vow to be born in that land.




Buddhism 8054 | 
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S entient beings who are born in the Utmost Joy Land will not regress on the path toward Enlightenment. Many among them are candidates for Buddhahood and will be born as humans just once more in order to achieve Buddhahood. Their number is so great that it is beyond the knowledge of arithmetic and can only be described as countlessly and boundlessly innumerable.




Buddhism 8053 | 
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T hat Buddha has innumerable boundless Sravaka disciples, all of whom are Arhats, and their number is beyond the knowledge of arithmetic. The number of Bodhisattvas in that land is likewise innumerable.




Buddhism 8051 | 
Translated by Yutang Lin. 

   




T he brightness of that Buddha’s light is immeasurable, it shines upon lands in the ten Directions without any hindrance, hence, He is called Amitabha—infinite light. Further, Sariputra, the life span of that Buddha or anyone of His subjects is countlessly and boundlessly innumerable kalpas, thus, He is named Amitabha—infinite life.




Buddhism 8049 | 
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I n the land of that Buddha breezes wave the rows of jeweled trees and the jeweled nets, thereby, producing sublime and wondrous sounds. This is analogous to hundred sand thousands of harmonious kinds of music playing simultaneously. Whoever hears such sounds naturally develops a mind that fixes upon the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.




Buddhism 8047 | 
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I n the land of that Buddha there is not even the name of a bad realm, not to mention the reality of such. All these birds are miraculously produced by Amitabha Buddha in order to propagate the Dharma sounds.




Buddhism 8046 | 
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A ll these birds sing harmonious and sublime melodies three times daily and three times nightly. These melodies propagate the teachings on the Five Roots, the Five Forces, the Seven Bodhi branches and the Eightfold Right Path. Beings of that land, upon hearing such melodies, all turn their thoughts toward the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.




Buddhism 8045 | 
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T he land of that Buddha is constantly filled with heavenly music and the ground is made of gold. Three times daily and three times nightly there falls from the sky a rain of heavenly Mandarava ?owers. Regularly, in the early morning, the sentient beings of that land carry all sorts of wondrous flowers in their skirts to make offerings to the ten thousand billion Buddhas of other places. By breakfast time they have returned to their own land to have a meal followed by a meditative walk. Sariputra, the Utmost Joy Land is complete in such meritorious grandeur.




Buddhism 8044 | 
Translated by Yutang Lin. 

   




T he lotus flowers in these ponds are as large as the wheel of a chariot. They are blue and emitting blue light; yellow, emitting yellow light; red, emitting red light; or white, emitting white light. They are sublime, wonderful, fragrant and pure. Sariputra, the Utmost Joy Land is complete in such meritorious grandeur.




Buddhism 8043 | 
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I n the Utmost Joy Land there are ponds made of seven kinds of jewels and fully filled with water with eight kinds of merits, and their bottoms are covered with gold sand. The stairways on the four sides are made of gold, silver, beryl and crystal, and lead to towers adorned with gold, silver, beryl, crystal, diamonds, red pearls, and coral.




Buddhism 8042 | 
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W hy is that land named Utmost Joy? The sentient beings of that land are free from all kinds of suffering, yet enjoy variegated pleasures, thus it is named Utmost Joy.




Buddhism 8041 | 
Translated by Yutang Lin. 

   




T o the West ten thousand billion Buddha-lands from here, there is a world named Utmost Joy 69. There is a Buddha, called Amitabha, in that land. He is preaching right now.




Buddhism 8040 | 
Translated by Yutang Lin. 
69 Utmost Joy: Name of Amitabha Buddha’s pure land, also translated as Ultimate Bliss.(??:????????????)

   


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