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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.
Chinese Ching-t'u.
Japanese Jodo.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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