Our Amitabha statue is a depiction of one of the most unique and highly venerated Buddhas. As a result, of countless lifetimes as a bodhisattva, Amitabha has accumulated an infinite amount of merit. Therefore, he is known as the “Buddha of infinite light”.
Pure Land Buddhists teach that Amitabha has a pure land of sonorous and visual bliss. The name of his pure land is Sukhavati and it lies in the west. Amitabha had vowed to forgo becoming a Buddha until he could have his own pure land. Additionally, he will admit anyone who says his name or recites his mantra.
Amitabha Statue Features
Notable features of our Amitabha statue include the eight Tibetan auspicious symbols that are elegantly carved on the statue’s robe. Additionally, the ushnisha topknot is a symbol worn by royalty in ancient India and the statue also features the third eye of wisdom. Indeed, Amitabha Buddha can see into a blissful world which is only possible for fully enlightened beings. Insight wisdom can only be accumulated by the extensive practice of meditation. As a result, it is not the same as book learning.
Furthermore, our Amitabha statue sits on a double lotus pedestal in full lotus pose. He holds his alms bowl and his hands are depicting the Dhyana mudra of meditation. Click here to learn more about Amitabha Buddha.