Pure Land Buddhist

School of Buddhism supposedly founded by the Chinese monk Hui Yuan (334-417) which became one of the most popular forms of Mahayana. Pure Land Buddhism advocates devotion to the bodhisattva Amitabha, who rules over a 'pure land.' Devotion to Amitabha can ideally lead to rebirth and enlightenment in this pure land. Pure Land Buddhism spread to Japan where it broke away from the main school and goes by the name J?do.

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Pure Land Buddhism
Ch'ing T'u
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Ching T'u
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Qingtu
Tsjing T'ue Dutch
budismo de la Tierra Pura Spanish
budismo del país puro Spanish
budismo de la Tierra Pura[N] Spanish
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Refers to the school of Buddhism said to have been founded by the Chinese monk Hui Yuan (334-417) which became one of the most popular forms of Mahayana. Pure Land Buddhism advocates devotion to the bodhisattva Amitabha, who rules over a 'pure land.' Devotion to Amitabha can ideally lead to rebirth and enlightenment in this pure land. Pure Land Buddhism spread to Japan where it broke away from the main school and goes by the name Jōdo.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021995. The J. Paul Getty Trust.