Definitions for "Nembutsu"
Keywords:  amida, namu, butsu, buddhism, buddha
A Pure Land Buddhist sect in China and Japan that worships Amida Buddha (q.v.).
In Japanese, the term by which devotees call on Amitabha Buddha. They usually say "Praise to the Buddha Amitabha," i.e., "Namu Amida Butsa," which can be shortened to "Nembutsu."
Invocation of the sacred name of Amida Buddha to ensure rebirth in the Pure Land. This fundamental Buddhist practice opened the path of salvation to those without specialized religious training or discipline.