Crowned Amitabha Buddha Statue
The Amitabha meaning is translated as “infinite light”. This honorable name was given to him because of the infinite merit that he accumulated as a bodhisattva named Dharmakara. Therefore, the gleaming light in our Amitabha Buddha statue is a reflection of his true meaning. The light beckons you to progress in meditation and come to his pure land Sukhavati. Additionally, Sukhavati holds the sonorous and visual delights which will entice devotion and dedication from Buddhists worldwide.
Amitabha’s Pure Land Sukhavati
While in the earthly realm as Dharmakara, Amitabha was a prince who renounced his kingdom to pursue a life of austerity. As a result, Dharmakara accumulated infinite merit and eventually achieved Buddhahood and he resides in his Pure Land Sukhavati. Amitabha invites everyone to join him in his pure land and makes it accessible to all walks of life. As a result, in the “Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life” it is proclaimed that devotees only need to recite his name 10 times to gain entry into Sukhavati.
5 Dhyani Buddhas
Amitabha is one of the 5 Dhyani Buddhas who all have pure lands of their own. However, Amitabha is a central figure in Pure Land Buddhism and as a result his pure land of Sukhavati is widely recognized and widely followed. So much so that the other pure lands are somewhat unknown to many devotees of Pure Land Buddhism. Additionally, the longevity attribute of Amitabha is represented by Aparmita and also Amitayus.
Dhyana Mudra & “Gulpa”
Our Amitabha Buddha statue sits in the Dhyana mudra also known as the “meditation mudra”. Therefore, his hands sit in his lap, the right hand resting in the palm of the left. Additionally, Amitabha holds an alms bowl also known as a “Gulpa” or rice bowl. The bowl symbolizes overcoming attachment and desire for earthly possessions. The Amitabha Buddha statue is a common feature in temples. However, a statue in your own home will create inspiration and foster dedication.
Recite the Amitabha mantra in hopes of entering his Pure Land of Sukhavati. The Sanskrit version of the Amitabha Buddha mantra goes “Om Amitabha Hrih” and it is easy to remember and incorporate into your practice. The Tibetan version of the Amitabha mantra goes as “Om Amideva Hrih”.
Secrets of Cast Metal Sculpture
Our Amitabha Buddha statue was created using the traditional lost wax method passed down for many centuries. The secrets of cast metal sculpture have long been protected as caste secrets in Patan, Nepal. As a result, when you receive a traditional Buddha statue from Patan you will immediately know that it is a special work of metal art made by the best craftsman in the world. All of our Buddha statues are on sale now for limited time only with free international shipping.