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Abhidhamma Pitaka
THERAVADA Buddhist scripture on mind-training techniques. The aim is to eliminate idea of self. Key work of Buddhist psychology.
Amitabha
'Infinite light' Celestial Buddha worshipped in China and Japan (AMIDA). Believed to live in 'pure land' in far west where faithful go after death.
Amida
Japanese name for AMITABHA
Jodo
Japanese name for PURE LAND BUDDHISM
Jodo Shinshu
'True Pure Land Sect' - founded by SHINRAN as a refinement of PURE LAND BUDDHISM. Characterized by salvation through faith alone and abolition of SANGHA.
Sangha
Communit of Buddhist monks; promote conditions for attaining individual salvation; teach DHAMMA
Shinran
Disciple of HONEN; founder of JODO SHINSHU
Pure Land Buddhism
Buddhist sect founded by Chinese monk, Hui Yuan (334-416); faith in BODHISATTVA AMITABHA, creator of pure land in west.
Nembutsu
'Hail to the BUDDHA AMIDA'; formula of faith taught by Japanese Buddhist teacher HONEN.
Ananda
Prominent member of SANGHA; Buddha's cousin; Helped fix Buddhist canon.