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Amitābha (Buddhist deity)

LC control no.n 2018244378
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Personal name headingAmitābha (Buddhist deity)
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Variant(s)Amitāyus (Buddhist deity)
Emituo Fo (Buddhist deity)
Amida (Buddhist deity)
Amida-butsu (Buddhist deity)
Muryoju-butsu (Buddhist deity)
Changshou Fo (Buddhist deity)
Tshe-dpag-med (Buddhist deity)
ʼOd dpag med (Buddhist deity)
Snang ba mthaʼ yas (Buddhist deity)
Amituo, fo (Buddhist deity)
Wuliangguang, fo (Buddhist deity)
Amida, Butsu (Buddhist deity)
Muryōkō, Butsu (Buddhist deity)
Amit'a, Pul (Buddhist deity)
Muryanggwang, Pul (Buddhist deity)
Amituofo (Buddhist deity)
Wuliangguangfo (Buddhist deity)
阿彌陀佛 (Buddhist deity)
無量光佛 (Buddhist deity)
Associated countryIndia
Special noteNon-Latin script references not evaluated
Found inKun-mkhyen Pad-ma dKar-po's Amitāyus tradition of Vajrayāna Buddhist, 2018: (Amitāyus)
Britannica WWW site viewed on August 20, 2018: Amitabha, (Sanskrit: “Infinite Light”) also called Amitayus (“Infinite Life”), Japanese Amida, Chinese Emituo Fo, in Mahayana Buddhism, and particularly in the so-called Pure Land sects, the great saviour buddha)
   <> WWW site viewed on August 20, 2018: (Amitayus (Skt. Amitāyus, Tib. Tshe-dpag-med), 'The Buddha of Boundless Life', a sambhogakaya aspect of Amitabha, particularly associated with longevity; Amitayus is also one of the three deities of long life)
Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia WWW site viewed on August 20, 2018: (Amitàyus (Changshou Fo) (Jpn Amida-butsu or Muryoju-butsu); The Buddha of Infinite Life or the Long-Life Buddha is a manifestation of Amitabha Buddha; The worship of the Cosmic Buddha Amitabha (Infinite Light) and his variant Amitayus (Infinite Life) had already developed by the 3rd century C. E., especially in the regions of north-western India)
Princeton dictionary of Buddhism, Jan. 9, 2019 (Amitābha; Tibetan: ʼOd dpag med, Snang ba mthaʼ yas; Chinese: Amituo fo, Wuliangguang fo; Japanese: Amida butsu, Muryōkō butsu; Korean: Amit'a pul, Muryanggwang pul; Chinese characters: 阿彌陀佛 = Amituo fo, 無量光佛 = Wuliangguang fo; lmiteless light; "Amitābha" and "Amitāyus" are often interchangeable, both deriving from the Sanskrit word "amita," meaning "limitless," "boundless," or "infinite")
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