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(Amitābha) In MAHAYANA BUDDHISM, Amitabha is a Dhyani-Buddha or transcendental Buddha, also known as Amida, Amita, Amitayu, O-mi-to-fo. In Tibet he is known as Od-pag-med. He is also known as the Buddha of the Western quarters.

In popular tradition, Amitabha Buddha has become popular object of worship. The Buddhist adept Tsong-ka-pa is said to be an incarnation of Amitabha Buddha. The Panchen Lama in Tibet is also traditionally regarded as an incarnation of Amitabha Buddha.



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