Buddha Amitayus or Buddha of Limitless Life is a Buddha aspect or a deity associated with meditations and mantras for a long life.
Amitayus is in Mahayana and Vajrayana considered another form of Buddha Amitabha, Buddha Amitayus. The major Mahayana sutras describing Amitayus are the small and large Sukhavativyuha where he is teaching beings in the Pure Land of Amitabha, and the Amitayurdhyana sutra. Often both names are used interchangeably. The more specific sutra on Buddha Amitayus is the Arya Aparamita Ayurgyena Nama Mahayana Sutra or the Great Vehicle Sutra of Unfathomable Exalted Life and Transcendental Wisdom, although it is more like a hymn proclaiming the merits and virtues of Amitayus and giving us the long mantra of Amitayus.
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