Amida

[ ah-mi-duh ]
/ ˈɑ mɪ də /
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noun Buddhism.

a Buddha who rules over paradise, enjoying endless and infinite bliss.

Compare Pure Land.

Pure Land

noun Buddhism.

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

/ (amidə) /

noun

the Japanese name for Amitabha
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