Our antique Amitabha Buddha statue is fully gilded in 24k gold. This special ambience is very appropriate for an Amitabha statue because he is known as the “Buddha of Infinite Light”. Additionally, Amitabha had initially vowed to remain a Bodhisattva until he had created his own Pure Land. He was finally successful and he now has a Pure Land called “Sukhavati”.
This Pure Land is a special place of sonorous delights and visual bliss. To gain admittance devotees are only required to recite the mantra of Amitabha or say his name. Upon admission devotees are provided protection from the suffering (dukkha) of samsara. Additionally, they are given guidance and encouragement in order to further their practice of Buddhism. As a result, they will be permitted to stay in Sukhavati until they have reached full enlightenment.
Special Features of Antique Amitabha Buddha Statue
This antique Amitabha Buddha statue sits in full lotus pose and is depicting the Dhyana (meditation) mudra. Additionally, Amitabha sits with the alms bowl resting in the palm of his right hand. The alms bowl is very significant in Buddhism. This is because it is believed to be filled with the three nectars that will purify the 3 poisons of desire, hatred and ignorance.
The statue is also featured with traditional aspects such as the double lotus pedestal, Ushnisha Topknot. third eye of wisdom, elongated ears, three neck lines and right turning hair coils.
Our Amitabha Buddha statues were hand carved using the traditional lost wax method. As a result, they are the preferred source of Buddha statues used by the Tibetan monasteries. Therefore, when you purchase one of our statues you can rest assured that you have procured a world class monastic quality statue.