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The Western Land of Ultimate Bliss

Can Non-Buddhists Get Rebirths in the Western Land of Ultimate Bliss?

Married couples are encouraged to follow Buddhism together to build a Buddhist family, or at least respect the other's beliefs. In terms of Buddhist belief when people are alive, different religions don't matter that much. But when people who are dying embrace the same Buddhist faith as their spouse does and wish to be reborn in the Western Pure Land, then they can go there. Marriage does not exist in the Western Pure Land, because there are neither males nor females; people there are genderless.

(Source: GDD-676)

 

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