Our small Amitabha Buddha statue is a depiction of the “Buddha of infinite light”. He acquired this honorific title due to accumulating an infinite amount of merit. As a Bodhisattva named Dharmakara Amitabha Buddha vowed to remain a Bodhisattva until he could have his own pure land. As a result, he did indeed accomplish his goal and he also accumulated all of his merit in the process.
The pure land of our Amitabha Buddha statue is called Sukhavati. Additionally, it is the most sought after pure land. This is because it is known to be a land of sonorous and visual bliss. Additionally, entry into his pure land is contingent on devotees reciting his name or his mantra. After gaining entry devotees are protected from the suffering of samsara. However, they will also receive assistance and guidance in becoming enlightened beings on their own.
Amitabha Buddha Statue Features
Amitabha sits in the double lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, he holds the traditional alms bowl of a monastic. This alms bowl is believed by devotees to hold the nectars to cure all suffering. Typically, we are never referring to pharmaceutical medicine when we speak of Buddhist cures. This is because all cures for both physical and mental suffering are preemptive in nature. This is due to the laws of cause and effect. From this perspective, karmic effect is both the cure and the cause of all mundane suffering and bliss. Therefore, devotees are taught to prevent bad results with good actions. Failure to do so will result in the never ending cycle of samsara.