Amida



a Buddha who rules over paradise, enjoying endless and infinite bliss.
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.
Historical Examples

Farzman knew full well that the Persians in Amida could not have had time to replenish their magazines.
The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram

I trust to my own good deeds and the intercession of Amida Butsu.
The Dragon Painter Mary McNeil Fenollosa

Amida must protect itself, or at any rate not look to him for succor.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire George Rawlinson

The Roman generals, regarding Amida as impregnable, and not aware of the exhaustion of its stores, gladly consented.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire George Rawlinson

Their weapons are darts, bows and arrows, and targets made of Amida hide.
The Conquest of the River Plate (1535-1555) Ulrich Schmidt

But the ruin of Amida was the safety of the Roman provinces.
The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon

It has not hitherto conducted any propaganda in Europe, whereas the Amida Sect has sent out both missionaries and pamphlets.
Zen Buddhism Arthur Waley

Yet Amida had at least performed the duty which is ordinarily expected of a fortress.
The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram

And after the autumnal equinox, he proceeded onwards on his way to Amida.
The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus Ammianus Marcellinus

No praise rises to Amida for the wonders of the universe or the blessings of life.
Comparative Religion J. Estlin Carpenter

noun
the Japanese name for Amitabha

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