The Visuddhi-magga (the path of purification), written by Buddhaghosa, is an amazing step-by-step breakdown of the Buddhist path. I’ve been looking at it for the last few months and I’m happy to find little things that remind me of my favorite Pure Land Buddhist teachings. Here, now, I’m going to share a passage about the Elder Phussadeva and explore this character in more detail.
Namo Amitabha Buddha!
I’ve practiced this style of study/meditation for many years and have found that it helps me retain information, calm my body/mind, and attain insight. For my internet Sangha, I share this description of a practice with the hope that some may find benefit.
Namo Infinite Light Buddha
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).