Nembutsu

Nembutsu

[nem-boo-tsoo]
noun Japanese.
meditation on the name of Amida.
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Main Entry:  nembutsu
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in Buddhism, special chants to show mindfulness of the Buddha and achieve spiritual awakening; also, Pure Land Buddhism and its practice
Example:  The members of the temple recited the nembutsu.
Etymology:  Japanese 'Buddha contemplation, Buddha recitation'
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