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Does Pure Land Buddhism ever have a Buddha other than Amitābha as the object of devotion? Or is Pure Land Buddhism by definition a devotion to Amitābha and an aspiration to be reborn in his pure land? I'm aware there are a lot of other Buddhas so I just wondered if they were ever the focus of this tradition.

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Any specific type of Pure Land, or any Buddhism with Pure Land elements? I'm reading up on Shin right now, they seem to only care about Amitabha. Chan, Vajrayana included Pure Land sutras & elements as part of a larger system. So Bhaisajyaguru (Medicine Buddha) was/is venerate and presides over a pure land that you can be reborn in to. In Vajrayana & Chan there are so many Buddha's and Bodhisattvas all competing for mind share, these Buddha with Pure Lands didn't get as much specific attention. –  MatthewMartin Aug 31 at 1:55

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Amitābha Buddha has two attendant bodhisattvas: Avalokiteśvara and Mahāsthāmaprāpta and they all are present in meditations based on visualisation used in the Pure Land Buddhism (as well as in Vajrayana).

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The primary object of devotion in Pureland Buddhism is Amitabha, but there is secondary devotion to some other figures. I'm not sure if secondary devotion to other Buddhas is common, but Avalokitesvara is usually held in high esteem in Pureland.

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+1 thank you. However isn't Avalokitesvara an emanation of Amitabha? –  Crab Bucket Aug 30 at 17:53
@Crab They're related sometimes in stories, but I've never heard anything like that. –  Bakmoon Aug 30 at 17:55
Says here on this probably unauthorative site that Avalokiteshvara is the earthly manifestation of Amitabha Buddha buddhism.about.com/od/thetriyaka/a/avalokiteshvara.htm –  Crab Bucket Aug 30 at 17:57

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