Pure Land Teachings of Master Chu-Hung

From Pure Land Pure Mind
Translated by J.C. Cleary
Edited by Van Hien Study Group

Master Chu-hung (1535-1615), also known as Yun-ch'i or Lien-ch'ih, was (along with Han-shan Te-ch'ing and Tzu-po Chen-k'o) one of the three "dragon--elephants" or most illustrious monks of the Ming period. Together, they were responsible for the revival of Buddhism in sixteenth century China, a revival which still influences Buddhism today.

Trained as a monk in both the Zen and Pure Land traditions,  Master  Chu-hung  emphasized  strict observance of monastic discipline, active participation of laymen in Buddhist life and the dual practice of Zen and Pure Land.


The Supreme and endless blessingsof Samantabhadra's deeds,
I now universally transfer.
May every living beings, drowningand adrift,
Soon return to the Land of LimitlessLight!
 
The Vows of Samantabhadra, Avatamsaka Sutra

Sutra Translation Committee of the United States and Canada
New York - San Francisco - Toronto
1994