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What are the foundations for belief in Pure Land Buddhism?
I get that this isn't exactly physics here, you're not going to find proof in a laboratory (or can you?)
I've read elsewhere a Christian critique of Pure Land Buddhism, where it was suggested that PL is based on myths, while Christianity is based on historical personages. (I'll skip over the part about the Bible not being so exciting if you remove all the myths, gods, miracles, heaven & hell)
In PL- who wrote the relevant suttras & on what foundation are they considered to be more worth of trust, than say, Harry Potter? (Or maybe a better analogy, Robin Hood, a story where the author is lost and the characters may or not be historical)
It's an academic question, I find it difficult to believe much of either of them