Amida Sutra ［阿弥陀経］ ( Sukhāvatīvyūha; Chin O-mi-t’o-ching; Amida-kyō): One of the three basic scriptures of the Pure Land school, the others being the Buddha Infinite Life Sutra and the Meditation on the Buddha Infinite Life Sutra. The Amida Sutra is a translation of what is known as the smaller Sukhāvatīvyūha, rendered into Chinese by Kumārajīva in 402. Two other Chinese translations were made by Gunabhadra in 455 and by Hsüan-tsang in 650, but Gunabhadra’s version is not extant. Kumārajīva’s version, titled Amida Sutra, consists of one volume. Written in the form of a discourse delivered by Shakyamuni to Shāriputra and others at Jetavana Monastery, it describes the blessings associated with Amida Buddha and his Pure Land of Perfect Bliss in the west, and asserts that one can attain rebirth in this land by relying solely on Amida. Subsequently the Buddhas in the six directions are described as bearing witness to the truth of this teaching of Shakyamuni.