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This literally means "pure land" or "clean earth."
This is also the abbreviated title of a Buddhist sect which involves faith in rebirth of Buddha Amitabha (Amitābha) in the Western Heaven. Sometimes this sect is translated as "Paradise of the West." Other titles of this school of Buddhism include Amidism or Elvsium.
淨土宗 is the title of Japanese "Pure Land Buddhism." This form is also romanized/known as "Jodo Shu" (jōdo shū).
Also known as Amidism for the fact that this is a branch of Mahayana (Mahāyāna) Buddhism which focuses on Amitabha (Amitābha) Buddha. This form of Buddhism, along with Chinese characters, came to Japan via China in the 5th century according to most historians.
See Also: Shin Buddhism
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your pure land jodo search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| joudoshuu / jodoshu じょうどしゅう
|| Pure Land sect (of Buddhism); Jodo (sect); (personal name) Joudoshuu
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Pure Land Buddhism / Jodo Buddhism
| joudoshinshuu / jodoshinshu じょうどしんしゅう
|| Jodo Shinshu (offshoot of the Jodo sect); True Pure Land School; (person) Joudo Shinshuu
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| yī xiàng / yi1 xiang4
ikkou / ikko いっこう
| always (previously); a period of time in the recent past
(adj-na,adv) (kana only) nothing but; earnest; intent; determined; set on (something); (adverb) (1) completely; absolutely; totally; (2) (not) at all; (not) a bit; (not) in the least; (3) earnestly; intently; determinedly; (4) (abbreviation) Jodo Shinshu; (surname) Hitomukai; (surname) Ikkou
One direction, each direction; with single mind, the mind fixed in one direction undistracted; e.g. 一向淸淨無有女人 (The land of that Buddha is) everywhere pure; no women are there; entirely
| yī niàn / yi1 nian4
| (1) determined purpose; (2) (Buddhist term) an incredibly short span of time (i.e. the time occupied by a single thought); (3) (Buddhist term) a single repetition of a prayer (esp. in Jodo-shu); (personal name) Kazune; (personal name) Itsune; (given name) Ichinen
A kṣaṇa, or thought; a concentration of mind; a moment; the time of a thought, of which there are varying measurements from 60 kṣaṇa upwards; the Fan-yi-ming-yi makes it one kṣaṇa. A reading. A repetition (especially of Amitābha's name). The Pure-land sect identify the thought of Buddha with Amitābha's vow, hence it is an assurance of salvation; thought-moment
| zhù yè / zhu4 ye4
jogou / jogo じょごう
| (Buddhist term) auxiliary actions (in Jodo: recitation, observation, worship, praise & offering)
Auxiliary karma, i.e. deeds or works, e.g. reciting the sutras about the Pure Land, worship, praise, and offering, as additional to direct karma 正業, i.e. faith in Amitābha, expressed by constant thought of him and calling on his name.
| joudo / jodo じょうど
|| (1) (Buddhist term) Pure Land (esp. the Western Pure Land paradise of Amitabha); (2) (abbreviation) Pure Land Buddhism; (surname) Joudo
| yī xiàng zōng / yi1 xiang4 zong1
i hsiang tsung
ikkoushuu / ikkoshu いっこうしゅう
| Jodo Shinshu
The 眞宗 Shin or Pure-land Shin Sect founded by Shinran, in Japan, whose chief tenet is unwavering reflection on Amida (by repeating his name); Fervent sect
| kaikyoushi / kaikyoshi かいきょうし
|| Buddhist missionary, esp. in Jodo, Pure Land, etc. sects; Buddhist minister (in the West)
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|jou do / joudo / jo do / jodo||jìng tǔ / jing4 tu3 / jing tu / jingtu||ching t`u / chingtu / ching tu|
|Pure Land Buddhism
|jou do shuu|
jo do shu
|jìng tǔ zōng
jing4 tu3 zong1
jing tu zong
|ching t`u tsung
ching tu tsung
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
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