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Sukhavati is a Sanskrit term that refers to the Pure Land of the Buddha Amitabha in Mahayana Buddhism. A translation of this word might be "Place of Great Bliss". The Tibetan name is Dewachen (བདེ་བ་ཅན་, bde ba can), Chinese Jílè 極樂 or Ānlè 安樂, and in Japanese Anraku 安楽 or Gokuraku 極楽.

Nine levels of birth

In the final part of the Contemplation Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha discusses the 9 levels into which those born into the Pure Land are categorized. The levels are ranked from highest to lowest as follows:

1) The highest level of the highest grade

2) The middle level of the highest grade

3) The lowest level of the highest grade

4) The highest level of the middle grade

5) The middle level of the middle grade

6) The lowest level of the middle grade

7) The highest level of the lowest grade

8) The middle level of the lowest grade

9) The lowest level of the lowest grade

These levels would have different buddhism practise experience in that world. I Kuan Tao have different saying on the grades.[1]

See also

Sukhavati can refer to:

Notes

  1. 绘图三教明道正宗宝眷--朝谒章

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ko:극락

ja:極楽 vi:Cực lạc zh:西方極樂世界

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