PURE LAND BUDDHISM


PURE LAND BUDDHISM
   East Asian MAHYNA BUDDHIST SECTS which emphasize FAITH in AMIDA BUDDHA expressed through meditation and the recitation of His name as a means of attaining REBIRTH in the WESTERN PARADISE or PURE LAND.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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