one of the five Dhyana-Buddhas, the Buddha of Boundless Light, and discriminating wisdom.
'Limitless Light.' In Mahayana, the Buddha of the Western Paradise (the Pure Land). Also encountered in the aspect of Amitayuh (or Amitayus), 'Limitless Life.' Pure Land Buddhists practice recitation of the name of Amitabha.
The buddha who guards humanity between the departure of the Buddha Shakyamuni and the appearance of the Buddha Maitreya.