- a Buddha who rules over paradise, enjoying endless and infinite bliss.
Compare Pure Land.
- a paradise believed by the followers of a Mahayana sect (Pure Land sect) to be ruled over by a Buddha (Amida), whose hope it is to bring all beings into it.
Origin of Pure Land
First recorded in 1930–35
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Examples from the Web for amida
I trust to my own good deeds and the intercession of Amida Butsu.The Dragon Painter
Mary McNeil Fenollosa
The Roman generals, regarding Amida as impregnable, and not aware of the exhaustion of its stores, gladly consented.
But the ruin of Amida was the safety of the Roman provinces.
Yet Amida had at least performed the duty which is ordinarily expected of a fortress.The Cradle of Mankind
Amida is usually accompanied by Kwannon on one side and Daiseishi on the other.Korean Buddhism
- the Japanese name for Amitabha
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