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Article: Is Amitabha a Sambhogakaya?

TitleIs Amitabha a Sambhogakaya?
Authors
KeywordsAmitabha
Sambhogakaya
Nirmanakaya
Sakyamuni
Issue Date2002
PublisherWorld Hongming Academy Press
Citation
World Hongming Philosophical Quarterly, September 2002, 8 pages How to Cite?
AbstractSome scholars following the ancient Chinese masters believe that Amitābha is a sa bhogakāya. However, after an analysis, Amitābha should be considered as a nirmāakāya, not as a sabhogakāya, on three grounds. First, as Śākyamuni did, Amitābha also made vows to liberate beings in his land, and he created a land and attained Buddhahood there. Śākyamuni is considered a nirmāakāya, so is Amitābha. Second, only the nirmāakāya, not the sabhogakāya, makes a display of parinirvā a, but Amitābha attains parinirvāa. Third, the sabhogakāya brings only bodhisattvas to maturity, but the nirmāakāya brings to maturity the śrāvakas as well as bodhisattvas in their initial stage.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44512
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dc.contributor.authorGuang, X-
dc.contributor.author廣興zh_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-29T01:56:35Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-29T01:56:35Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationWorld Hongming Philosophical Quarterly, September 2002, 8 pagesen
dc.identifier.issn1562-059X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44512-
dc.description.abstractSome scholars following the ancient Chinese masters believe that Amitābha is a sa bhogakāya. However, after an analysis, Amitābha should be considered as a nirmāakāya, not as a sabhogakāya, on three grounds. First, as Śākyamuni did, Amitābha also made vows to liberate beings in his land, and he created a land and attained Buddhahood there. Śākyamuni is considered a nirmāakāya, so is Amitābha. Second, only the nirmāakāya, not the sabhogakāya, makes a display of parinirvā a, but Amitābha attains parinirvāa. Third, the sabhogakāya brings only bodhisattvas to maturity, but the nirmāakāya brings to maturity the śrāvakas as well as bodhisattvas in their initial stage.en
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dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherWorld Hongming Academy Pressen
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectAmitabhaen
dc.subjectSambhogakayaen
dc.subjectNirmanakayaen
dc.subjectSakyamunien
dc.titleIs Amitabha a Sambhogakaya?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK

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