Found this intro to Pure Land Buddhism on the BBC website:
Pure Land Buddhism offers a way to enlightenment for people who can't handle the subtleties of meditation, endure long rituals, or just live especially good lives.
Well. And then it goes on to say:
The essential practice in Pure Land Buddhism is the chanting of the name of Amitabha Buddha with total concentration, trusting that one will be reborn in the Pure Land, a place where it is much easier for a being to work towards enlightenment.
But I see a contradiction here between the statement 'people who can't handle the subtleties of meditation' and chanting 'with total concentration'.
Anyway, just my thoughts.
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