Amitabha Buddha is known as the “Buddha of Infinite Light and Life”. This is because he remained a bodhisattva named Dharmakara for many thousands of lifetimes. As a result, he fulfilled his bodhisattva vows and obtained his own pure land. Additionally, the longevity attribute of Amitabha Buddha is a very powerful element of Tibetan Buddhism. Our Amitabha Buddha Thangka can help practitioners obtain merit and live a long virtuous life. As a result, they will develop good karma and have an auspicious rebirth.
Amitabha Buddha’s pure land is called – Sukhavati. To join Amitabha in his pure land, devotees need to recite his mantra or say his name. The Amitabha mantra is “Om Amitabha Hrih”. To enter his pure land, devotees only need to recite it ten times. You can imagine what his pure land is like by studying our Amitabha Buddha thangka. Sukhavati is believed to be a land of visual and sonorous bliss.
Once admitted to his pure land, devotees are protected from ever falling back into the vicissitudes of samsara. Additionally, they receive special assistance and teachings from Amitabha and his retinue of bodhisattvas. As a result, they will become fully enlightened Buddhas with the proper guidance. Click here to learn more about Amitabha Buddha.