Amitabha is the most commonly used name for the Buddha of Infinite Light and Infinite Life. A transhistorical Buddha venerated by all Mahayana schools and, particularly, Pure Land. Presides over the Western Pure Land (Land of Ultimate Bliss), where anyone can be reborn through utterly sincere recitation of His name, particularly at the time of death.
Sanskrit word, literally means boundless light and boundless life. He is the Buddha in the Land of Ultimate Bliss ( Pure Land), in which all beings enjoy unbounded happiness. Amitabha has forty-eight great vows to establish and adorn his Pure Land. People also recite or call upon his name by the time of dying will be born in the Land of Ultimate Bliss with the reception by Amitabha. Amitabha is one of the most popular and well-known Buddha in China.
The name of the Buddha of the Western Pure Land, primarily meaning "Infinite Life and Infinite Light." To help all beings attain Buddhahood, Amitabha Buddha created the Western Pure Land, an ideal place of cultivation.
( Skt. / Tib. Öpame): The buddha of boundless light. One of the five dhyani buddhas. Amitabha is a symbol for the clear light state in meditation. Amitabha practice employs the means of visualization, mantra and wishing prayers to realize the deity as the true nature of our own mind – clear, empty and compassionate.