About Pure Land Teaching

While there are many sects of Buddhism today, there are two main categories in Buddhism; namely, self-power Buddhism and other-power Buddhism. The former promotes enlightenment through ascetic practices whereby monks go into the mountain and engage in rigorous trainings. To practice asceticism, one must give up their family, home, job, status, and so on, and only few manage to endure the severity of the ascetic trainings.

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