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ཚེ་དཔག་མེད། | Glossary of Terms

    ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།

    tshe dpag med

    Amitāyus

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Translation by Lowell Cook
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་ཏུ་མེད་པ།
  • tshe dpag tu med pa
  • Amitāyus

The buddha in the western realm of Sukhāvatī. Later and presently better known by his alternative name Amitābha.

Translation by Zachary Beer
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

Name of a buddha.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

The buddha associated with longevity.

Translation by Klaus-Dieter Mathes · Julika Weber · Katrin Querl · Konstantin Brockhausen · Susanne Fleischmann · Daniel Gratzer · Georgi Krastev · Jamie Gordon Creek
  • Amitāyus
  • འོད་དཔག་མེད།
  • ’od dpag med
  • Amitāyus

A tathāgata, his names mean "infinite life;" another name for Amitābha, “Infinite Light.”

Translation by Tulku Sherdor · Virginia Blum
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

The buddha residing in the western buddha realm of Sukhāvatī. He is also known as Amitābha.

Translation by Benjamin Ewing
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

The buddha associated with longevity.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

The Buddha in the western realm of Sukhāvatī. Later and presently better known by his alternative name Amitābha. Not to be confused with the buddha of long life, Aparimitāyus, whose name has been incorrectly back-translated into Sanskrit as Amitāyus also.

Translation by Julia Stenzel · Ngawang Rinchen Gyaltsen · Tsewang Gyaltsen
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

Buddha especially associated with life energy and long life; the Sambhogakāya aspect of Amitābha. Also a name of Amitābha.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

The buddha in the realm of Sukhāvatī. Later and presently, he is better known by his alternative name, Amitābha. Not to be confused with the buddha of long life, Aparimitāyus, whose name has been incorrectly back-translated into Sanskrit as Amitāyus also.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Timothy Hinkle
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

In the Ratnaketudhāraṇī, he is one of the six “directional” tathāgatas.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་ཏུ་མེད་པ།
  • tshe dpag tu med pa
  • Amitāyus

A buddha.

Translation by Khenpo Konchok Tamphel
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

Celestial buddha of infinite life, another name for the Buddha Amitābha.

Translation by Gyurmé Avertin
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus
Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

The buddha associated with longevity.

Translation by Venerable Jampa Losal · YangDol Tsatultsang
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

Another name for Amitābha.

Translation by Ana Cristina Lopes
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

Name of the thus-gone one of the world system Sukhāvatī. Alternate name for Amitābha.

Translation by Reverend Dr. Chodrung-ma Kunga Chodron
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

The name of a buddha.

Translation by Lowell Cook
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

The buddha in the western realm of Sukhāvatī, also known as Amitābha.

Translation by Laura Dainty
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་ཏུ་མེད་པ།
  • tshe dpag tu med pa
  • Amitāyus

The Buddha of Boundless Life, one of the three deities of longevity in the Tibetan tradition.

Translation by Adam Krug
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • amitāyus

The buddha who presides over the buddhafield Sukhāvatī; also known as Amitābha.

Translation by Adam Krug
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

The buddha who presides over the buddhafield Sukhāvatī; also known as Amitābha.

Translation by Catherine Dalton
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་ཏུ་མེད་པ།
  • tshe dpag tu med pa
  • Amitāyus

The buddha residing in the western buddha realm of Sukhāvatī, he is sometimes identified with Amitābha. More commonly translated into Tibetan as tshe dpag med.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

Amitāyus is commonly used as the short form of the Buddha Aparimitāyur­jñāna’s name. It also often refers to Amitābha, as it was also the principal name for Amitābha in the earlier sūtras on Sukhāvatī.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

Amitāyus is commonly used as the short form of the Buddha Aparimitāyur­jñāna’s name. It also often refers to Amitābha, as it was also the principal name for Amitābha in the earlier sūtras on Sukhāvatī.

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Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Anna Zilman · Andreas Doctor
  • Amitāyus
  • ཚེ་དཔག་མེད།
  • tshe dpag med
  • Amitāyus

A celestial tathāgata closely connected with and often regarded as identical with Amitābha. The two, however, have a different iconographic form.