Pure land buddhist chant "Namo amitufo" or just "Amitabha,Amitbha" so that they among many other benefits of that mantra will take rebirth in the pure land of Amitabha. What about the mantra "Om ami deva hrih"? Is this basically same thing as chanting "Namo amitufo" and ensuring rebirth in sukhavati? (and yes I know recitation must be done with devotion,bodhichitta and faith).
This might be stupid question but I have recently felt urgency in reciting Amitabhas name. Howere, i like Om ami deva hrih more than just "Namo amitufo" but i am not sure if "amideva-mantra" is correct way.
So, is the mantra and " Namo amitufo" basically same thing with same benefits?
Who should we turn to for refuge? We should seek refuge in the Buddha. He is the one we weep before
-H.H. 14th Dalai Lama