Pure Land

  1. a paradise believed by the followers of a Mahayana sect (Pure Land sect ) to be ruled over by a Buddha (Amitābha ), whose hope it is to bring all beings into it.

Origin of Pure Land

First recorded in 1930–35
  • Chinese Ching-t'u [jing-too] /ˈdʒɪŋˈtu/ .
  • Japanese Jo·do [jaw-daw] /ˈdʒɔ dɔ/ .

Words Nearby Pure Land

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How to use Pure Land in a sentence

  • As a matter of fact, all sorts of additional burdens, besides the Pure Land taxes, were instituted and levied on most lands.

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  • After 50 years, when the farmers had acquired assets, there were Pure Land leases.