Pure Land


Pure Land
a paradise believed by the followers of a Mahayana sect (Pure Land sect) to be ruled over by a Buddha (Amida), whose hope it is to bring all beings into it. Chinese, Ching-t'u. Japanese, Jodo.
[1930-35]

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