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Pure Land Buddhism in Tendai?

Can the stages before the ten faiths be, according to Tendai Buddhism, fulfilled by the Nembutsu? So that e.g. the second of the five grades be reciting the Nembutsu only; the third of the five ...
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What is the difference between Amitābha's Sukhāvatī & the Lotus Vault?

What is the relation of sukhāvatī to 蓮華藏莊嚴世界海 ("the lotus's vault, the perfected lokadhātu, the ocean") attested to in the Buddhāvataṃsakanāmamahāyānasūtra T279 & ...
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Are Amitabha and Sakyamuni the same?

Buddha is the name for the Supreme Being, right? So are Amitabha Buddha and Sakyamuni Buddha both Supreme Beings but of different galaxies or something? I assume there are more buddhas than just these ...
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Does Pure Land Buddhism ever have a Buddha other than Amitābha as the object of devotion?

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? ...