Buddhism as an Education

The path to Enlightenment

Namo Amitabha

Why is it that after relying on wisdom, we should still put our complete Faith in the teachings of the sages? It is because the Pure Land method, belonging as it does to the Mahayana tradition, is concerned with many transcendental realms beyond human knowledge or wisdom. Therefore, there are many realities that ordinary sentient beings cannot readily understand.
Buddhism of Wisdom & Faith: Pure Land Principles and Practice
Dharma Master Thich Thien Tam
Translated and edited by the Van Hien Study Group
Sutra Translation Committee of the United States and Canada

Web version prepared by a donor.

  • Copyright and Publishing History
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Note on Pure Land
  • Essentials of Pure Land
  • 1. Birth and Death
  • 2. The Bodhi Mind
  • 3. Faith
  • 4. Vows
  • 5. Practice
  • For the Serious Practitioner
  • 6. Sever All Afflictions
  • 7. Seek a Response within a Definite Time Frame
  • 8. Perseverance and Steadfastness in Recitation
  • 9. Tolerance of Adversity
  • 10. The Last Rites
  • Epilogue
  • Editors' Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

  • The Sutra Translation Committee of the United States and Canada

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    Namo Amitabha

    Life’s most awesome event is death, and death comes to all without regard to wealth, beauty, intelligence or fame. Death is inevitable, but how you die—terrified and confused, or with confidence and spiritual mastery—is within your control.