About this Video
February 18, 2016
About the Video: Ratnaguna speaks on 'The Buddha Beyond the Buddha' in which he explores Bhante's suggestion that the image of Amitabha in the Sukhavati-vyuha sutras was an attempt to give some content to the Buddha's need, as expressed in the Garava Sutta, to revere someone or something after his awakening - "the Buddha, so to speak beyond the Buddha"
Ratnaguna has just spent one and a half years writing a commentary on the three Pure Land Sutras, to be published in March this year as 'Great Faith, Great Wisdom'.
A talk given at the Triratna Buddhist Order Men's UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend at Adhisthana, 7 February 2016. The weekend was exploring Reverencing the Buddha: Devotion and Spiritual Life, through a programme of meditation, puja, discussion groups and two talks.