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The form of Buddhism focuses on the Buddha Amitabha and the "Pure Land" he created. As many accession protocols were created in the later part of the Kamakura period. But the Buddha’s uniqueness is that he took existing concepts and gave them very refined meanings and much deeper significance. However, tantra is said to make enlightenment achievable in as little as three years, as opposed to the ‘countless lifetimes’ of ordinary Buddhism.

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Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (January 31, 2012)

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