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Amitabha Buddha

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The founder of what is now called Pure Land Buddhism, Amitabha was the "Buddha of Boundless Light" who was said to have promised the creation of a special place of bliss (the Pure Land) open to all who called upon his name. For many Buddhists in China and Japan, Amitabha has become "the Buddha," expressing universal Buddha nature.

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It is clear from this passage that the advantages or merits enumerated here apply to the practice of loud recitation of the phrase "Hail to Amitabha Buddha
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2) He worked with hundreds of academicians and specialists, and together they produced thirty-five translations, which include the Amitabha Sutra, Amituofo-jing ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), the Lotus Sutra, MiaofaLianhua-jing ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), the MahaPrajnaparamita Sutra, Maha Boreboluomiduo-jing ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and the Diamond Sutra, Jingang-jing ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) (Tang, 1991).
A giant gold statue of Buddha himself stands 48m tall - symbolic of the 48 wishes of the Amitabha Buddha - weighs 660 tons and has faces in 10 directions; north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west, northwest, up and down.
Approaching the Pure Land: Religious Praxis in the Cult of Amitabha, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003, 236-263.
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