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A Study on “Amitabha Sutra Exegesis” Written by Master Lianchi
Vo Minh Tien
Amitabha Sutra Exegesis
The Pure Land
Concentration without distraction
Master Lanchi was one of the four most eminent monks in late Ming Dynasty. He devoutly believed in Amitabha Buddha, aspired to preach the Pure Land and considered the paradise of the West as his country. He was called the eighth patriach of the Ch’an(Zen) school. His influences on mores and thoughts of the Pure Land sect carried on the past and forge ahead till the present. Master Lanchi’s main method and idea of practice toward the Pure Land were all embodied in his “Amitabha Sutra Exegesis.” It concludes the theory of Huayan school, the conduct of Zen, and the teaching of Tiantai. Amitabha Sutra Exegesis is belonged to not only the immediate teaching but also the complete or perfect teaching of the Huayan and the three studies, meditations, or insights, which are the most general group of Tiantai, combining all into one all-embracing vehicle. Even he mentions the unchanging character of Buddha nature and mind-only Pure Land, however, the first priority must be seek to reborn in the Western Land of Ultimate Bliss with undivided and faithful mind to chant the Buddha’s name. The thesis is based on “Amitabha Sutra Exegesis” written by Master Lanchi, discussing his concepts toward The Pure Land, the practice and theory of Dharma-door of Buddha-recitation. We can completely understand the value of Amitabha Sutra manifested by Exegesis written by Master Lanchi.
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