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Word of the day for May 10
Amitābha proper n
  1. (Buddhism) The name of a buddha; an artistic depiction of this buddha.
    1. In Pure Land Buddhism, a branch of Mahāyāna Buddhism, the name of the principal buddha regarded as of celestial origin.
    2. In Vajrayāna Buddhism, the name of the western buddha, one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas representing the five qualities of the Buddha.
  2. (Hinduism) A class of deities.
PointingHand.svg Today is Vesak or Vesākha, a Buddhist holiday that celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha.

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