Amida

Amida

[ah-mi-duh]
noun Buddhism.
a Buddha who rules over paradise, enjoying endless and infinite bliss.
Compare Pure Land.
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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.
Chinese Ching-t'u.
Japanese Jodo.


Origin:
1930–35

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Amida (amidə)
 
n
the Japanese name for Amitabha

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