Amitābha

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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Amitabha, AmitAbha, Amitaabha


  1. of never-ending splendour; of boundless splendour.
  2. 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 samjñā, or the aggregate of recognition and the awareness of individualities (B. Sāhitya).