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Pure Land (C. jingtu 淨土) is the common English translation for the Chinese term "jingtu," which can be literally translated as "purified ground."
According to the Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, the English term "pure land" can have the following denotations:
- a buddha field (buddhaksetra)
- specifically, the buddha field of Amitabha, named Sukhavati
- the tradition in Mahayana Buddhism dedicated to the description of buddha fields and related practices (see Pure Land Buddhism)
- a tradition in Tibetan and East Asian Buddhism focused on rebirth in the "buddha field" of Amitabha
- the schools of Japanese Buddhism (Jodo Shu and Jodo Shinshu) which present a "single practice" for rebirth in Sukhavati
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. pure land.
- Buswell, Robert E.; Lopez, Donald S. (2014), The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Princeton University