Re: Chinese Buddhism...

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Posted by SkySitter ( on August 30, 2000 at 01:59:11:

In Reply to: Re: Chinese Buddhism... posted by Michael Pollard on August 29, 2000 at 08:32:18:

Chan/Zen: Read the Platform Sutra of the 6th Patriarch of Chan.
Pureland: Read the Sutra of Amitabha. (There are at least 3 major Purelands, but the Amita Buddha is the most popular right now.)

You can find them and many others: The Heart Sutra, The Diamond (Cutting) Sutra at
(You don't have to read them all. Get a taste of it with a chapter or two first.)
Another good website would be

The Buddhist Door online magazine from Tung Lin Kon Yuen at offers many articles.

The Chinese Mahayana Buddhist see (or, at least try to practice) Buddhism in everyday life, not just during the meditation.

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