Abhirati
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Abhirati
Translations of
Abhirati
Englishmanifest joy
Sanskrit
Chinese;
?

(Pinyin
miàox?;
?b?luótí
)
Japanese;
;
?

(r?maji:
my?ki;
kangikoku;
abiradai
)
Korean
(RR: myoheui)
Tibetan
(mngon par dga' ba)
VietnameseDi?u h?
Glossary of Buddhism

Abhirati (lit. "The Joyous") is the eastern pure land associated with Akshobhya in Mahayana Buddhism.[1] It is described in the Ak?obhyatath?gatasyavy?ha S?tra (Taish? Tripi?aka, 313), which was first translated into Chinese by Lokak?ema by 186 CE.[2]

Although Abhirati emerged in the earliest era of Mahayana thought, Abhirati is far less widely known than Sukh?vat?, the pure land of Amit?bha that has been the sole focus of Pure Land Buddhism since the Tang dynasty.[3]

References

  1. ^ Nattier 2000, p. 72.
  2. ^ Nattier 2000, p. 76.
  3. ^ Nattier 2000, p. 74.

Bibliography

  • Nattier, Jan (2000). "The Realm of Aksobhya: A Missing Piece in the History of Pure Land Buddhism". Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies. 23 (1): 71-102.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Strauch, Ingo (2010). "More missing pieces of Early Pure Land Buddhism: New evidence for Ak?obhya and Abhirati in an early Mah?y?na s?tra from Gandh?ra". Eastern Buddhist. 41: 23-66.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)



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