The Sacred Name of Amita Buddha (Amituofo) 阿弥陀佛之圣号

A 阿 (Ah) = Without 无
Mita 弥陀 (Mi Tuo) = Measure 量
A + Mita = Amita 阿弥陀 (Amituo) = Without Measure = Immeasurable (Infinite) 无量

Abha = Light 光
Amita + Abha = Amitabha = Immeasurable Light 无量光
Amitabha = Immeasurable Light of Immeasurable Wisdom and Blessings (which pervades the 10 directions 十方 of all space)
Amitabha Buddha = Buddha of Immeasurable (Infinite) Light 无量光佛

Ayus  = Life 寿
Amita + Ayus = Amitayus = Immeasurable (Infinite) Life 无量寿
Amitayus = Immeasurable Life from Immeasurable Compassion and Merits (which pervades the 3 periods 三世 of all time)
Amitayus Buddha = Buddha of Immeasurable Life 无量寿佛

Buddha 佛 (Fo) = Awakening 觉
Amita Buddha = (Buddha of) Immeasurable Awakening 无量觉
= Buddha of Immeasurablity 无量佛
= Immeasurable Buddha(s) 无量佛 (as one in the Dharmakaya 法身)

In essence, of his meritorious virtues, wisdom, supernormal powers, path’s spiritual strength, circumstantial and direct rewards’ adornments, speaking of the Dharma to transform and deliver, each and every one is immeasurable.

Amita Buddha also represents Buddha-Nature 佛性,
the one Dharmakaya 法身,
his one Sambhogakaya 报身,
and his immeasurable Nirmanakaya(s) 应化身.

= May the boundless blessings of Amitabha be with you.
= May you have immeasurable Merits and Wisdom (by seeking birth in Pure Land).
= May you and I be mindful of Amitabha Buddha…

Say on all occasions sad and happy,
as greetings, congrats or condolences –
no matter what situation be mindful of Buddha,
so that it will be second-nature on deathbed.

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Please be mindful of your speech, Amituofo!

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