The Land of Bliss, the Paradise of the Buddha of Measureless Light:Sanskrit and Chinese Versions of the Sukhavativyuha Sutras

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This is a free translation of two Buddhist texts on what is arguably the most popular of all Buddhist conceptions of an ideal world, the Land of Bliss of the Buddha Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light. The two texts, known to Western students of Buddhism as the Smaller and Larger Sukhavatiyuha Sutra, explain the conditions that lead to rebirth in the Pure Land and the manner in which human beings are reborn there.
Publication Date: 
May 1, 1996