Amitabhavyuha Sutra

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Amitabhavyuha Sutra (Skt. Amitābhavyūhasūtra; Tib. འོད་དཔག་མེད་ཀྱི་བཀོད་པའི་མདོ།, Wyl. 'od dpag med kyi bkod pa'i mdo), which is also known as the "longer" Sukhavativyuha Sutra (Skt. Sukhāvatīvyūhasūtra), gives a detailed description of the Sukhavati pure realm of Buddha Amitabha. It also details the dozens of vows that Amitabha made, in a previous life as the monk Dharmakara, that give Sukhavati its special qualities and that cause the great benefits of merely hearing Amitabha's name. The teaching takes place on Vulture's Peak Mountain near Rajagriha.


The text was translated into Tibetan from Sanskrit by Shyang Yeshé Dé.

The text was also translated in Chinese.

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