About the Author

The late Dharma Master Thich Thien Tam specialized in both the Pure Land and Esoteric traditions. Shunning the limelight and practicing in seclusion for most of his adult life, he translated a number of Mahayana sutras and wrote several well-known commentaries -- all of which have gone through many editions and printings. This treatise, his best known work, is the outgrowth of a multi-year retreat devoted to the study of the Tripitaka, with emphasis on Pure Land related texts.

The translators and editors are members and friends of the Van Hien Buddhist Study Group.

Dieu Phung 
Minh Thanh 
P. D. Leigh