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October 21 - October 21, 2009 NOTES Buddha Realms- places...

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October 21, 2009 NOTES Buddha Realms- places in the heavens where the Buddasativas live “fields”; “pure lands” Heavens and hells are in multiple levels Meditation- goal: have an actual experience of a Buddha/communication with a Buddha/bodhisattva; you meditate so well that you have this Two Early Schools Madhyamika- 1 st Century o Focuses on the perfection of wisdom(prajna) o Naharjuna- originally a Brahmin priest; converts to Buddhism o “Middle Way”- Madhyamika; searching for ultimate truth and not making absolute statements. Yogacara o Focuses heavily on yoga o 4 th century- “Practice of Yoga Pure Land Buddhism- India o Focuses on Amitabha Buddha( Amitayus); China-Omitofu; Japan- Amida o Amitabha-“ The Buddha of Infinite Light” ; Prince- 48 bodhisattva vows o The Larger Sutra on the Pure Land- pure lands in the heavens, and if you worship a god who lives there you can become reincarnated into that god and reach enlightenment. o
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