Pure Land Buddhism

Nembutsu

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Definition: Nembutsu
(Japanese; Chinese nien-fo; "mindfulness of the Buddha"). Central practice of Pure Land Buddhism, consisting of chanting Namu Amida Butsu, "I take refuge in the Buddha Amida." This practice is believed to grant entry into the Pure Land after death.

Nembutsu is the central practice of Pure Land Buddhism. It originally consisted of contemplation on the merits of the Buddha, but in China and Japan it was modified to simple chanting of the name of the Amida Buddha in the form Namu Amida Butsu, "I take refuge in the Buddha Amida." This practice is believed to grant entry into the Pure Land after death.

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Title Nembutsu
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Last UpdatedJanuary 28, 2021
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MLA Citation “Nembutsu.” ReligionFacts.com. 28 Jan. 2021. Web. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021. <religionfacts.com/nembutsu>