Detailed descriptions of the Pure Land are contained in three Pure Land sūtras (Sukhāvatīvyuha Sūtras) revered by E. Asian Buddhists: Wu-liang-shou ching (Jap., Muryojukyo; Larger Pure Land Sūtra); O-mi-tʾo ching (Jap., Amidakyo; Smaller Pure Land Sūtra); Kuan wu-liang-shou-fo ching (Jap., Kanmuryōjukyō; Pure Land Meditation Sūtra). According to them, Amitābha's realm is located in the western direction, and it is known by the name Sukhāvati (Skt.; Chin., chilo; Jap., gokuraku), meaning ‘Utmost Bliss’. The chanting of Amitābha's name, known in Japan as the nembutsu, emerged as the most common practice.
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