This Amitabha Buddha statue sits in full lotus pose and he is depicting the Dhyana “meditation” mudra. Additionally, he holds the alms bowl of a mendicant monk in the palm of his right hand. Inside, the bowl contains the three nectars which will cure the three poisons of ignorance, greed and hatred. Amitabha Buddha sits on a single lotus pedestal and he is adorned in the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva.
He also has the marks of a Buddha such as the third eye of wisdom, elongated ears and the three neck lines. Furthermore, behind the crown he wears the ushnisha topknot and the right turning hair coils.
Special Associations of Amitabha Buddha
Amitabha Buddha is highly venerated in Mahayana and also Tibetan Buddhism. However, in Tibet he is highly affiliated with his Sambhogakaya embodiment known as Aparmita. Aparmita represents the longevity attribute of Amitabha and they are one in the same. Amitabha is also known as the “Buddha of Infinite Light” because of the infinite merit he obtained as a Bodhisattva known as Dharmakara. Click here to learn more about Amitabha Buddha.
Special Adornments at Buyer’s Request
Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful Amitabha Buddha statue with the jewelry and crown of a Bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of the statue with turquoise and red stones. The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes their readiness to act.
Devotees meditating on the color red can transform the delusion of attachment into the wisdom of discernment. The color red is the special color of Amitabha and it is often worn by other deities to pay tribute.