From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Jit Majumdar
Sometimes transliterated as: Amitabha, AmitAbha, Amitaabha
- of never-ending splendour; of boundless splendour.
- an epithet for the Buddha; a celestial (non-historical) Buddha who is a principle Buddha of the Mahāyāna tradition, whose abode is the spiritual realm called Sukhāvatī (B. Sāhitya); in Vajrayāna Buddhism, one of the five Dhyāni Buddhas who represents samjñā, or the aggregate of recognition and the awareness of individualities (B. Sāhitya).