I’ve been reading the Longer Sukhavativyuha Sutra for my English-speaking internet friends. This is the latest segment. It’s about 15 minutes long. Annnd, it’s a pretty exciting part of the Sutra– it’s got a lot of huuuuge numbers!
I found this wonderful discourse in the Daily Chanting and Recitation Book from the Deer Park Monastery! The teachings are so wonderful– I had to read them aloud!
Sometimes, when I look real close, I can see that aspects of Pure Land Buddhism are an evolution of the practice of Buddhānusmṛti (recollection of the Buddha).