Is Amida Buddha a god?

matthewsatori:

Pure Land Buddhism offers a way to enlightenment for people who can’t handle the subtleties of meditation, endure long rituals, or just live especially good lives.

The essential practice in Pure Land Buddhism is the chanting of the name of Amitabha Buddha with total concentration, trusting that one will be reborn in the Pure Land, a place where it is much easier for a being to work towards enlightenment…

Amitabha Buddha is treated as if he were God? On the surface, yes. But perhaps chanting Amitabha Buddha’s name is not praying to an external deity, but really a way of calling out one’s own essential Buddha nature… 

The Pure Land appears to be a supernatural place? On the surface, yes. But perhaps the Pure Land is really a poetic metaphor for a higher state of consciousness. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/subdivisions/pureland_1.shtml

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Amitabha Buddha is treated as if he were God? On the surface, yes. But perhaps chanting Amitabha Buddha’s name is not praying to an external deity, but really a way of calling out one’s own essential Buddha nature…