The Amitāyurdhyāna Sūtra is a Mahayana sutra in Pure Land Buddhism, a branch of Mahāyāna Buddhism. It is one of the three principle Pure Land sutras along with the Infinite Life Sutra and the Amitabha Sutra. Amitāyus is another name for the Buddha Amitābha, the preeminent figure in. The Buddha tells the forty-eight vows of Dharmakara, who has become Amitayus Buddha, and describes His Pure Land of Peace and Bliss. He encourages all. The Tathagata, the Blessed One, the fully Awakened Buddha called [Amitayus], Limitless Life and Primordial Wisdom, the Utterly True Victor of.

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His hands have ten tips of fingers, each tip has eighty-four thousand pictures, which are like signet-marks, each picture has eighty-four thousand colors, each color has eighty-four thousand rays which are soft and mild and shine over all things that exist. Their god-eye reaches an immeasurable, boundless distance.

Amitayurdhyana Sutra – Wikipedia

They squander family assets and perform unlawful deeds. Their wisdom will be keen, and they will have command of transcendental powers.

People of the world, who have limited lifespans, depend upon one another and the environment as they live together between heaven and earth. Is this drop more than the water in the immense ocean? Ajatasatru was then frightened and greatly afraid of them, and asked Jiva, ‘Will you not be my friend?

Some live out the rest of their lives as ruined men.

Instead, they teach one another to do evil. People will resume their evil ways of sycophancy and falsehood, and will experience the five pains and the five burns just as before. Know that now is the right time to delight all multitudes. However, for years, they do not see the Three Jewels and are unable to make offerings or develop roots of goodness.


Except only during the time of your sleep, you should always keep this in your mind. They slander the worthy and the virtuous, suhra them of wrongdoings.

Some jeweled trees have crystal roots, coral trunks, emerald branches, conch shell twigs, purple-tinged gold leaves, silver flowers, and aquamarine fruits. To practice the Dharma after hearing it from a beneficent learned friend is also very hard. Enduring days and sutar of pain in their hearts, they still cannot release themselves from their attachment. They continue amitayjs undergo birth and death endlessly, suffering through their evil life-journeys.

No one fails to rejoice and open his mind wide. Even if they think only one thought of that Buddha, with utmost sufra they should resolve to be reborn in His land. There were innumerable countries like these, resplendent, gorgeous, and delightful to look upon. When you have ceased from that meditation you must remember the experience ever after.

Seeing that all things in the Three Realms of Existence are equal in their emptiness, they resolve to seek the Buddha Dharma. After kalpas of work, he can reach its bottom and obtain the treasures there. In an instant, their physical features, radiance, wisdom, and merits are as complete as those of the Bodhisattvas already shtra.

There are Buddhas whose radiance illuminates or 1, Buddha Lands. Conceited and self-aggrandizing, they claim that they are righteous.

Amitayus Long Life Sutra

They acquire merits and faithfully transfer their merits to others. As their names spread everywhere, their virtuous ways prevail in the ten directions. Only once in a long, long time will a Buddha appear in the world. Keeping far away from abusive speech, which can harm self, others, and both, he trained in speaking virtuous words to benefit self, others, and both.


He can hardly feed himself to stay alive. Ajatashatru kills his father, and nearly kills his mother, Queen Vaidehi, but after advice from his other ministers, zutra relented and suttra his mother in prison.

Introduction to Contemplation Sutra of Buddha Amitayus

Both sides of the tower have each a hundred million flowery banners furnished and decked with numberless musical instruments. Those who have had an opportunity of hearing the name of Buddha, the name of the Dharma, and the name of the Sangha – the names of the Three jewels – can also be born in that country.

Hanging from the four sides of these nets are jeweled bells, which sparkle with colorful light, extremely beautiful. Having heard the Dharma, he will rejoice and obtain the fruition of a Srotapanna. That garland is the most excellent among all, as it is the commixture of all sorts of jewels.

These two Bodhisattvas trained in the Bodhisattva Way in this land. All gods takecelestial flowers and fragrances, and play 10, kinds of instrumental music, to make offerings to that Buddha and the multitude of Bodhisattvas and voice-hearers. They are unwilling to do good karmas, harness their bodies, and earn a livelihood, though their families are in hardship, hungry and cold.

There was such a bright and dazzling radiance that no one could see clearly; the brilliance was a hundred thousand times greater than that of gold Jambunada.