This framed Amitabha statue is depicted in a gold gilded finish wearing a red robe. The statue was completed using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. Additionally, the gold finish was applied using the fire gilding method which leaves a 24K gold residue. Features of the statue include Dhyana mudra with the alms bowl resting on his right palm.
The Dhyana mudra is also known as the meditation mudra. This venerable mudra is used by Buddhists in order to enhance meditation. Additionally, although the alms bowl is not required for the Dhyana mudra, it is a common feature included with our Amitabha statues. The alms bowl is very significant in Buddhism because it is used by monks to collect alms. Additionally, the alms bowl holds 3 nectars which will eliminate the 3 poisons – ignorance, hatred and attachment.
Each feature is done with extreme care and detail. Indeed, it is rare to have such fine details in a small size statue. As a result, the buyer can rest assured they have procured a monastic quality framed Amitabha statue.
The Origins of our Framed Amitabha Statue
Amitabha Buddha originally existed for many thousands of years as a Bodhisattva named Dharmakara. Dharmakara had made a vow to forgo accepting Buddhahood until he could have his own pure land. Therefore, it was necessary to be reincarnated thousands of times to accumulate an infinite amount of merit. As a result, he fulfilled his vow and has a pure land called Sukhavati.
In order to enter Sukhavati devotees are required to say the name of Amitabha or recite the mantra 10 times. Mantra recitations in front of an Amitabha statue may ensure that a devotee will be well received in Sukhavati. Click here to learn more about Amitabha Buddha.