Jo·​do | \ ˈjō(ˌ)dō \
plural -s

Definition of Jodo

1 : pure land
2 : a Japanese Buddhist sect founded 1175 that promises rebirth in the Pure Land to all those who invoke the name of Amida Buddha and live a righteous life

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“Jodo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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