Amitabha Buddha


(Sanskrit: अमिताभ, Amitābha (wordstem), Sanskrit pronunciation: [əmɪˈt̪aːbʱə]) is a celestial buddha described in the scriptures of the Mahāyāna school of Buddhism. Amitābha is the principal buddha in the Pure Land sect, a branch of Buddhism practiced mainly in East Asia, while in Vajrayana Amitābha is known for his longevity attribute and the aggregate of distinguishing (recognition) and the deep awareness of individualities. According to these scriptures, Amitābha possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakāra. "Amitābha" is translatable as "Infinite Light," hence Amitābha is often called "The Buddha of Infinite Light."


(梵文:अमिताभ Amitābhaḥ),号甘露王如来,又称無量清淨佛、无量光佛、无量寿佛等;藏传佛教称为月巴墨佛(月巴墨意為「無量光」),在大乘佛教信仰中,認為他 是在西方极乐世界的他方佛。大乘佛教各宗派普遍接受阿彌陀佛,而淨土宗則以專心信仰阿彌陀佛為其主要特色。