Amitabha is depicted in full lotus pose displaying the Dhyana “meditation” mudra. Additionally, he is depicted wearing a royal golden robe and the important markings of a Buddha – right turning hair coils, third eye of wisdom and ushnisha top knot. Our Amitabha Tibetan Thangka painting is traditional Buddhist art completed by the painters in Patan, Nepal. As a result, when you purchase our Tibetan thangka you can rest assured it is of monastic quality.
Amitabha Buddha Sukhavati Pure Land
Amitabha spent countless lifetimes as a bodhisattva named Dharmakara. During these many lifetimes he accumulated an infinite amount of merit. As a result, he is known as the “Buddha of Infinite Light”. Amitabha had vowed to forgo Buddhahood until he had his own pure land. After he fulfilled his arduous vows, he obtained his own pure land called – Sukhavati.
This is the most beautiful of all the pure lands in Pure Land Buddhism. To gain entry to Sukhavati, Amitabha only requires that devotees say his name or recite the Amitabha mantra. Once admitted to Sukhavati devotees will never fall back into the vicissitudes of samsara.
When you view our Amitabha Tibetan thangka painting it is possible to visualize the pure land of Sukhavati. Click here to learn more about Amitabha Buddha.