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  Amitabha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Tibet, Amitabha is considered one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas (together with Akshobhya, Amoghasiddhi, Ratnasambhava, and Vairocana), who is associated with the western direction and the skandha of saṃjñā.
Amitabha can be very difficult to tell apart from Shakyamuni, as both are portrayed as possessing all the attributes of a Buddha but have no distinguishing marks.
The Tibetan mantra of Amitabha is 'Om ami dhewa hri'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amitabha   (1260 words)

 Instructions on the Amitabha Sadhana
Amitabha will be neither pleased nor displeased if these are offered or not, but, through making this offering, one can remove the suffering in one's own mind, and in future one will be able to please beings by possessing the body of a buddha with the 32 major and 80 minor marks.
That is the praise and homage to the sambhogakaya.
In the heart of the front-visualisation Amitabha and in the heart of the Amitabha in the vase is a moon-disc, on which stands a red HRIH encircled by the long 'dharani-mantra' of Amitabha, turning clockwise.
www.quietmountain.org /links/teachings/amitabha/amitabha.htm   (8985 words)

 Amitabha - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Amitabha can be very difficult to tell apart from Shakyamuni, as both possess all the attributes of a Buddha but have no distinguishing marks.
Amitabha is usually portrayed as having two assistants: Avalokiteśvara (Guan Yin) who appears on his right and Mahāsthāmaprāpta (Shì Zhì) who appears on his left.
The Buddha Amitabha (literally meaning “Infinite radiance”) with his Western paradisiacal "Pure Land" "seems to be understood as the Iranian god of light, equated with the sun" (Foltz, "Religions of the Silk Road").
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Amitabha   (635 words)

 Unidentified artist: Amitabha Triad [Korea] (30.76.298) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Here, Amitabha, encircled by a large mandorla (aureole) and with a golden nimbus (halo) surrounding his head, is shown seated on an elaborate lotus throne.
Amitabha's identity is established by his hand gesture, the dharmachakramudra, representing the preaching of the Buddhist law, and by the presence of the bodhisattvas Avalokiteshvara (Kwanûm), on his left, and Mahasthamaprapta (Tae Seji), on his right.
Amitabha, the most important figure and the subject of veneration and meditation, is depicted larger in size and frontally posed, occupying the apex of the triangle formed by the three deities.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ho/07/eak/hod_30.76.298.htm   (414 words)

 Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Dhyani Buddha Akshobhya Amitabha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The name Amitabha means "Infinite Light." Amitabha's Discriminating Wisdom conquers the poison of the passions--all cravings, covetousness, greed and lust.
In the mandala of the Dhyani Buddhas, Amitabha is positioned to the west.
Amitabha's symbol is the padma, or lotus, placed between him and Vairochana in this mandala.
www.tsl.org /masters/buddhas/dhyani/amitabha.html   (265 words)

 Amitabha Sutra - Part III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In fact Amitabha's time has been endless, and he has urged, is urging, and will urge all the sentient beings of the past, present, and future to quickly seek birth in the Pure Land, share in the infinite life of the Buddhas, and accomplish this all in one lifetime.
Amitabha Buddha himself, his disciples, and the Bodhisattvas who follow him, are all within the causal ground of Amitabha, created by his vows and his actions.
Thus, after describing Amitabha Buddha himself, his disciples and the Bodhisattvas who follow him, the sutra says, "The Land of Ultimate Bliss is complete with all these adornments and virtues." Amitabha can enable those who have faith and vows and recite his name to become complete with all these virtues too, from moment to moment.
www.buddhistdoor.com /bdoor/archive/sutra_comm/amitabha/amitsutra3.htm   (4267 words)

 Amitabha Stupa project at Kunzang Palyul Choling - Sedona - Tibetan Buddhist Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While the 36-foot tall Amitabha Stupa is complete, Phase I of our development of the Stupa and Temple complex in Sedona is to install the necessary roads and utilities.
Amitabha is the Buddha of Limitless Light, shown left.
Tulku Sang-ngag is a Nyingma Lama who was born in Tibet in 1952 and at an early age was recognized as the reincarnation of one of the nine heart students of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.
www.stupas.org /The_36__Amitabha_Stupa_Project/the_36__amitabha_stupa_project.html   (665 words)

Some well-known Buddhist deities are Amitabha (Opameh, in Tibetan), his emanation Chenrezi (Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit) and Tara, the female bodhisattva (who is also a Buddha) called upon particularly in times of distress.
The emblem of the red Buddha of the West is the lotus, and Amitabha with a benevolent smile sits in endless meditation (dhyana) holding a food bowl, under a tree by a lake, with peacocks supporting his throne.
Amitayus [Tib.: Tsepameh] is an expression of Amitabha.
www.khandro.net /deities.htm   (3643 words)

 Amitabha Buddha
Amitabha Buddha (Amitofo in Chinese; Hoddpagmed in Tibetan; Amida in Japanese) is the "Buddha of Infinite Light." In Tantric Buddhism, he is one of the five Dhyani Buddhas.
In Mahayana Buddhism, the Pure Land Sect is devoted to Amitabha Buddha, the Lord of the Sukhavati (the "Pure Land" of the West).
Amitabha Buddha would appear to the those who succeeded at the end of his/her life and grant him/her entrance into the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss.
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 About Amitabha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Before his guru, Dharmakara took 48 vows, including the vow to create, upon attaining Buddhahood, a pureland in which all who turned to him with complete faith and trust would be reborn and lead a life of peace and happiness until their final entry into nirvana.
The body of Amitabha having the reddish glow of ruby is the sign of his affection for all sentient beings.
As the sign of his ability to fulfill the wishes of all beings through his skillful means and transcendental wisdom that are inseparable from one another, he is holding a begging bowl entirely filled with nectar, resting on top of his hands whicha re in meditative equipoise.
www.drukpa.org /amitabha/about_amitabha.htm   (333 words)

Around this supreme Buddha dwelling in highest heaven, were grouped a countless number of bodhisattvas, destined in future ages to become human Buddhas for the sake of erring man. To raise oneself to the rank of bodhisattva by meritorious works was the ideal now held out to pious souls.
For the attainment of Sukhavati, the necessity of virtuous conduct was not altogether forgotten, but an extravagant importance was attached to the worship of relics and statues, pilgrimages, and, above all, to the reciting of sacred names and magic formulas.
Offerings of flowers and incense made before his statues and the frequent repetition, of his name are believed to ensure a future life of bliss in his distant Western paradise.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03028b.htm   (6165 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Amitabha Recitation
If we can recite Amitabha Buddha's name for one minute, then our mind is at ease for one minute because no wandering thought for one minute because in that one minute you recite Amitabha Buddha's name and always think about Amitabha Buddha in that one minute.
To comparing Amitabha Buddha with other impermanent desire is wrong! We cannot compare thinking Amitabha Buddha with that of thinking "I love her body".
Amitabha Buddha has already attained Buddhahood, Had enlightened! We are living beings who have not yet achieved the enlightenment.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=5821   (5072 words)

 Simhanada--- Buddha Amitabha and Pure Land Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Therefore the Buddha Amitabha vowed to create a world in which we could be reborn into, and this world of bliss would be conductive to attaining enlightenment.
Amitabha Buddha's Western Pure Land is a realm of enlightened, unworldly bliss.
Amitabha's name can be recited in many different ways: silently or aloud, alone or in a group, with or without chanting beads, and with or without musical accompaniment.
www.simhas.org /pureland.html   (838 words)

He resolved to become a buddha and took forty-eight vows obliging him to sustain beings on the path to enlightenment.
Amitabha is at the center of the worship of the Pure Land school of Chinese and Japanese Buddhism.
Article "Amitabha" created on 24 May 1999; last modified on 29 March 2005 (Revision 2).
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/amitabha.html   (203 words)

 Amitabha at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amitabha, the Buddha of Limitless Light (or Life), is the primary deity of the Pure Land school 淨土宗 of Buddhism which developed and spread in China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan and has grown to become the largest sect in Buddhism.
In iconographic art, Amitabha is usually portrayed as having two assistants: Avalokiteśvara (in China Guan Yin 觀音;, also considered as his incarnation) who appears on his left and Mahāsthāmaprāpta 勢至; who appears on his right.
The basic doctrine concerning Amitabha and his vows can be found in the Amitābha-sūtra 阿彌陀經 and the Sutra of Infinite Life 無量壽經.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Amitabha.html   (338 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> The Benefits Of Reciting Amitabha Buddha's Name
One phrase Namo Amitabha Buddha can shine the halo bright light throughout 10 directional worlds, even hell realms are very very dark but this life can still shine through and liberate many living beings there out of sufferings and rebirth in pureland of Amitabha Buddha.
P.S. I have a vietnamese friend that 7 years ago he first recited Amitabha Buddha's name, and he has his dog, the dog was sitting next to him and recite Amitabha Buddha's name also but the dog can't speak thus his mouth was open and close trying to recite.
Amitabha Buddha's name is touching me, whenever I hear Amitabha Buddha's name, I always feel happy and peace, and touch like I did with Kuan Yin Bodhisattva before.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=11217   (3423 words)

 Amitabha Foundation - Pluralism Profile #9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Amitabha foundation is a non-profit organization whose charities go towards offering services to the community as well as providing funds for its national projects.
A very strong aspect of the Amitabha Foundation is the support for Tibetan communities in India for Tibetan monks and teachers who have escaped or have been exiled from Chinese occupied Tibet.
The Amitabha Foundation is a non-profit organization whose charities benefit the struggle of Tibetans in India.
www.monroecc.edu /depts/sociology/pluralism/profile9.htm   (1314 words)

 Amitabha --  Encyclopædia Britannica
As related in the Sukhaiuu (the fundamental scripture of the Pure Land sects), many ages ago a monk named Dharmakara made a number of vows, the 18th of which promised that, on his attaining buddhahood, all who believed in him and who called upon his name would be born...
According to followers of the Pure Land sects, which are widespread throughout East Asia, rebirth in Sukhavati is ensured by invoking the name of Amitabha (q.v.), particularly at the moment of death.
Pure Land schools believe that rebirth in Amitabha's Western Paradise, Sukhavati (known as the Pure Land, or Pure Realm), is ensured all those who invoke Amitabha's...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9007190   (481 words)

 On Chanting "Amitabha"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The practice of chanting "Amitabha" is consistent with the profound philosophy of Buddhism.
A sorrowful mind is like a glass of muddy water; as the pure drops of "Amitabha" drip in continuously, at first the muddy water runs over, finally it becomes a cup of clear water--pure, clean and ready to serve.
One may chant "Namo Amitabha Buddha" (meaning homage to the Amitabha Buddha, and the name "Amitabha" means boundless light and infinite life), "Amitabha Buddha," or simply, but with equal reverence, "Amitabha." As time goes by, our hands will slowly be untied from holding the big bags of sorrows on our backs.
www.yogichen.org /efiles/chantami.html   (3976 words)

 Amitabha Buddha
Amitabha has forty-eight great vows to establish and adorn his Pure Land.
Amitabha is one of the most popular and well-known Buddha in China.
This is the Buddha Land of Amitabha Buddha.
web.singnet.com.sg /~alankhoo/Amitabha.htm   (2193 words)

 Amitabha Sutra - Part V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fifth, by invoking the name of one Buddha, Amitabha, we are protected and kept in mind by all the Buddhas.
We focus on Amitabha's Pure Land because this makes it easy for beginners to develop the Bodhi Mind, because Amitabha's fundamental vows are most powerful, and because Amitabha has a special affinity with the sentient beings in our world.
In feeling aversion to the mundane world, we are relying on the first two Noble Truths (the truth of suffering, and the truth of the formation of suffering), and taking two of the great vows of Bodhisattvas (to deliver all sentient beings from suffering, and to cut off countless afflictions).
www.buddhistdoor.com /bdoor/archive/sutra_comm/amitabha/amitsutra5.htm   (4524 words)

 Amitabha Buddha
To the left of Amitabha you see the representation of his son/daughter Avalokitesvara, called Kwan Yin in China and Kannon in Japan, a personification of the compassion of Amitabha.
These humble ones are worthy to stand beside Amitabha because they are not separated from him by a false sense of a permanent self or ego, which is the worst barrier that can prevent a person from receiving the transforming grace and abundant life energy that Amitabha eagerly sends to all his children.
My channel through which Amitabha flows is partially obstructed and the flow of Amitabha's grace is impeded by the accumulated sludge of defilements which I have allowed through ignorance, anger and delusion to creep into my consciousness.
www.urbandharma.org /ibmc/ibmc2/tabha2.html   (2099 words)

 On Chanting "AMITABHA", Chenian Booklet Series #152
A sorrowful mind is like a grass of muddy water; as the pure drops of "Amitabha" drip in continuously, at first the muddy water runs over, finally it becomes a cup of clear water--pure, clean and ready to serve.
Some practitioners have even visited the Pureland of Amitabha Buddha either in dream or in meditation, These dreams differ from the ordinary ones in that the contents are orderly, symbolic and in agreement with the teachings; they can be recognized by experienced practitioners and be interpreted systematically.
One may chant "Namo Amitabha Buddha" (meaning homage to the Amitabha Buddha, and the name "Amitabha" means boundless light), "Amitabha Buddha," or simply, but with equal reverence, "Amitabha." As time goes by, our hands will slowly be untied from holding the big bags of sorrows on our backs.
quietmountain.org /links/teachings/yogi_chen/152.htm   (4061 words)

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