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Definition: Nembutsu is the Japanese name of the chant that is the central practice of Pure Land Buddhism. In Chinese, this chant is "Na-mu A-mi-to Fo" (Hail, Amitabha Buddha). The same chant in Japanese is "Namu Amida Butsu." Amitabha Buddha is The Buddha of Sukhavati, The Western Paradise, also called the Pure land. Pure land Buddhists chant Amitabha's name to be reborn in the Pure land, which brings one closer to Nirvana.

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