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Amida Buddha

Amida Buddha is a symbol of the contents of enlightenment, great wisdom, and great compassion. Amida Buddha is not a being, a deity, or a historical person.

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Namo Amida Butsu

Namo literally means “to take refuge,” and comes from the Sanskrit word namas. What are we bowing to when we say “Namo Amida Butsu?” We are bowing to Amida Buddha, where Amida

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Nembutsu

The Nembutsu is a recitation of the phrase “Namo Amida Butsu” which means “I take refuge in Amida Buddha.”

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