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Amitabha


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(Skt.). The Buddha ‘Infinite Light’, also known as Amitāyus (Infinite Life). One of the five Jinas.he is normally depicted iconographically as a red saṃbhoga-kāya Buddha associated with the western quarter. He is also viewed as the embodiment of Discriminating Awareness, one of the five awarenesses, and as the lord of the Lotus Family (see five Buddha families). Early Mahāyāna devotion to Amitābha gave rise to a belief in his Pure Land, known as Sukhāvatī.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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