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Meditation Sutra  Term Image (Meditation Sutra) Script Image
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Short Description: A sutra that has been very influential in traditional Pure Land thought.
Long Description: A major Sutra of the complex of three Sutras of the Pure Land tradition initiated by Honen. This sutra was very influential in traditional Pure Land thought because of the system of meditations it describes, as well as the offer of salvation it provides to defiled people incapable of such practice. It gave the basis for the recitation of the Buddha’s Name as a means of birth into the Pure Land.
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