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nembutsu  Term Image (nembutsu) Script Image
(Language:  Japanese)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: "remembrance or mindfulness of the Buddha"
Long Description: (A) "The practice of reciting Namu-Amida-Butsu (the Name of Amida) is known as recitative nembutsu. There is also meditative nembutsu, which is a method of contemplation. Nembutsu is used synonymously with myogo, or the Name." (Unno) (B) "remembrance or mindfulness of the Buddha," based upon the repeated invocation of his Name; same as buddhānusmriti in Sanskrit and nien-fo in Chinese.
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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Related Terms: nien-fo buddhanusmriti Namu-Amida-Bu
Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms