Amidism

noun
Am·i·dism | \ˈaməˌdizəm\
plural -s

Definition of Amidism 

: the Buddhist cult of Amitabha that promises rebirth in paradise to its followers and emphasizes salvation by faith — see pure land

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First Known Use of Amidism

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amidism

Japanese Amida the Buddha Amitabha (from Chinese a4 -mi2 -t'o2 -fu2, from Sanskrit Amitābha, a Mahayana Buddha, worshipped as the Buddha of boundless light, life, and mercy, literally, of boundless light, from amita boundless, unmeasured—from a- a- entry 2 + mita measured— + ābhā light, from ā towards + -bhā, akin to bhāti it shines) + English -ism; akin to Sanskrit māti he measures

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