Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land
Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land, The
往生要集 ( Jpn Ojo ﾭyoshu )
A work completed in 985 by Genshin, a priest of the Japanese Tendai school.
It is a compilation of passages from more than 160 sutras and treatises regarding the subject of rebirth in the land of Amida Buddha.
In this work, Genshin inspires fear of the sufferings of transmigration through the six paths and encourages people to arouse a longing for the Pure Land of Perfect Bliss, stressing meditation on Amida Buddha as the practice for attaining rebirth there.
The Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land became extremely popular and lent tremendous impetus to the rise of Pure Land practices in Japan.