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Amitabha

(ˌamiˈtɑbə)
n
(Buddhism) Buddhism (in Pure Land sects) a Bodhisattva who presides over a Pure Land in the west of the universe. Japanese name: Amida
[Sanskrit, literally: immeasurable light, from amita infinite + ābhā light]
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For those who hear that, no defilements arise, and they spontaneously experience pleasure, as one experiences when attaining samadhi." (8) [phrase omitted] It is clear from this passage that the advantages or merits enumerated here apply to the practice of loud recitation of the phrase "Hail to Amitabha Buddha!"--a mye ta pur in Tibetan transcription.
A giant gold statue of Buddha himself stands 48m tall - symbolic of the 48 wishes of the Amitabha Buddha - weighs 660 tons and has faces in 10 directions; north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west, northwest, up and down.
Buddhist scriptures apart, certain textual content of the daily service, such as the Gatha of Merit Transference, the Gatha of Praising Amitabha Buddha, and so on, were composed by eleventh-century Chinese Buddhist masters.
In the year 368, according to this text, the monk Zhidun [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] wrote Amituofo Zan Xu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Eulogy on an Image of Amitabha Buddha), in which he describes the beautiful land of the Western Paradise and expresses his reverence for the image of Buddha Amitabha (196).