Amitabha Buddha


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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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Guruge posited that without Sri Lanka's many initiatives the Mahayanists' Amitabha Buddha, Medicine Buddha, Dhyana Buddhas and many other Buddhas would have overshadowed the historic Sakyamuni Buddha and his authentic teachings would have vanished into thin air.
But devotional forms of meditation are also common in South and East Asia, as in the repetition of God's name (nato simran) in Sikhism, as well as the worship of Isvara in Yoga and of Amitabha Buddha in Pure Land Buddhism.