Amida

[ah-mi-duh]
Compare Pure Land.

Pure Land

noun Buddhism.
  1. 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
Chinese Ching-t'u.Japanese Jodo.
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Amida

noun
  1. the Japanese name for Amitabha
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