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Jodo  Term Image (Jodo) Script Image
(Language:  Japanese)
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Short Description: Japanese term for "Pure Land."
Long Description: (A) Japanese term for "Pure Land." Though all Buddhas have their Pure Lands, the Land of Amida Buddha became the most well-known and desired in China and Japan because of its comprehensive nature, its popular propagation, and its ease of entry through recitation of his Name. (B) "pure land"; the untainted, transcendent realm created by the Buddha Amida (Amitabha in Sanskrit), into which his devotees aspire to be born in their next life.
Source(s): (A) Living in Amida’s Universal Vow: Essays in Shin Buddhism, by Alfred Bloom . (B) The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity, by Frithjof Schuon, edited by Dr. James S. Cutsinger.
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms