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birth in the Pure Land  Term Image (Birth in the Pure Land) Script Image
(Language:  English)
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Short Description: Symbolic expression for the transcendence of delusion.
Long Description: "Symbolic expression for the transcendence of delusion. While such a birth was thought to come after death in traditional Pure Land thought, Shinran spoke of its realization here and now; for example he states, ‘although my defiled body remains in samsara, my mind and heart play in the Pure Land.’" ( Taitetsu Unno, taken from his Key Terms of Shin Buddhism, in the essay (contained in this volume) entitled, "The Practice of Jodo-shinshu.")
Source(s): Living in Amida’s Universal Vow: Essays in Shin Buddhism, by Alfred Bloom
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms