Pure Land Buddhism
The core of Pure Land Buddhism and its teachings can be expressed in two major concepts: purity of mind and practice. Traditional Pure Land teachings emphasize the three elements of Faith, Vows and Practice (Buddha Recitation) as the essential conditions for rebirth in the Pure Land – in the Pure Mind. This approach is presented as the easiest, most expedient path for the majority of people. Pure Land is also in line Zen, which sees all teachings as expedients, “fingers pointing to the moon” – the moon being the True Mind, the Mind of Thusness, always bright, pure and unchanging.