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 +[[Image:​Amitabha.jpg|frame|Amitabha from a [[thangka]] in the personal collection of [[Sogyal Rinpoche]]]]
 +'''​Amitabha'''​ (Skt. ''​Amitābha'';​ Tib. [[འོད་དཔག་མེད་]],​ ''​Öpamé''​ or སྣང་བ་མཐའ་ཡས་,​ ''​Nangwa Tayé'';​ [[Wyl.]] ''​snang ba mtha' yas''​) — the Buddha of Boundless Light, belonging to the [[lotus family]] (one of the [[five buddha families]]). The ''​[[Amitabhavyuha Sutra]]''​ tells us that many aeons ago, as the monk Dharmakara, he generated [[bodhichitta]] in the presence of the Buddha Lokeshvara. At that time, he made fifty-one vows to lead all beings to his pure realm of [[Sukhavati]].
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 +On a deeper level, as [[Sogyal Rinpoche]] says, Amitabha "​represents our pure nature and symbolizes the transmutation of desire, the predominant emotion of the human realm. More intrinsically,​ Amitabha is the limitless, luminous nature of our mind."
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 +==Teachings Given to the [[About Rigpa|Rigpa]] Sangha==
 +*[[Sogyal Rinpoche]], Sydney, 22 February 2011. 
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 +==Internal Links==
 +*[[Brief Amitabha Mönlam]]
 +*[[Sukhavati]]
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 +[[Category:​Amitabha]]
 +[[Category:​Guhyasamaja]]
 +[[Category:​Shurangama Mantra]]
 +[[Category:​Buddhas and Deities]]
  
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