By Satkari Mookerjee
It is a unfastened translation of 2 Buddhist texts on what's arguably the most well-liked of all Buddhist conceptions of a terrific global, the "Land of Bliss" of the Buddha Amitabha, the Buddha of countless mild. the 2 texts, identified to Western scholars of Buddhism because the "Smaller" and "Larger" Sukhavatiyuha Sutra, clarify the stipulations that result in rebirth within the natural Land and the style during which people are reborn there. The longer of the 2 texts additionally tells the tale of the way the Buddha of endless mild got here to preside over this marvel-filled paradise. either texts describe the structure and the wonders of the natural Land, and the preconditions that bring about rebirth during this Buddhist paradise. they shape the religious beginning of natural religion that pervades East Asian Buddhism, a doctrine of religion the parallels Western doctrines of grace whereas reflecting a fancy ancient and doctrinal cross-current of religion, attempt, and visionary faith. now and then solemn, excellent, and funny, the bills mirror the wealthy literary and spiritual mind's eye of India, alternately expressing summary conceptions and excessive feeling deeply rooted within the tradition and trust platforms that gave beginning to them. all of the sutras is translated from Sanskrit and chinese language models to trap a number of the nuances that separate South Asian and East Asian different types of natural Land religion. The translator, a number one Buddhist student, seeks to make the sutras available to these basically vaguely conversant in Buddhism and Buddhist principles by means of paraphrasing his interpretation of the textual content rather than echoing the syntax and floor meanings of the resource languages. just like the translations, the accompanying introductions are written for the nonspecialist. the current quantity containing a unfastened English rendering of either sutras may be through approaching volumes that might include the unique texts with targeted scholarly translations and notes. The Land of Bliss, the Paradise of the Buddha of Measureless mild is the 1st English translation in a century of 2 nice non secular classics of India and the realm.
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11 T H E NATUR E OF E X IS T E N C E lying independent (ayogavyavaccheda) as in invariable con comitance (vydpti). Thus, as in vydpti, the probandum can exist without the probans, though the probans cannot, so also a cause can exist independently of the effect, though not the effect. 1 Well, we Buddhists, have no quarrel with you on the point that several factors combine to produce a self-same effect. W hat we contend for is that a permanent cause cannot ex hypothesi stand in need of any auxiliary factors.
If distinct, it will not destroy the thing, as there is no relation between the two. On the latter alternative, it is useless as nothing new is produced. Aviddhakarna, an old }Jaiyayika, whose opinions are frequently quoted in the Tattvasamgraha, but who has been entirely forgotten by the later Brahminical writers, has taken strong exception to the Buddhist position that destruction is spontaneous. He argues, destruction is neither contemporaneous with, nor antecedent to, an entity, but a subsequent event occurring in the next moment, as the Buddhist too would have it.
And to say that the cause of a succeeding event is the cause of the destruction of the previous entity is to say that destruction is self-caused and spontaneous, which is our position. The second alternative that the destructive agent causes non-existence of the previous entity is equally un tenable, as only an entity can be produced and non-existence being produced will be an entity— which is absurd. And if this supposed non-existence is identical with the thing that is pro duced, the cause of destruction as distinct from the previous entity need not be postulated.