Our gold gilded Amida statue is also known as the Buddha of “infinite light”. Additionally, Amida has a pure land called Sukhavati. Although the other Dhyani Buddhas also have pure lands, Amitabha’s enjoys the most prestige among Pure Land devotees. It is believed that to enter Sukhavati you only need to repeat his name 10 times or recite the mantra.
Amida Statue Special Features
Our master artisan created this beautiful Amida statue wearing the robes of Buddhist monk. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the hemlines of the robe with turquoise or red stones. At no extra charge, we can embellish the statue with these special decorations before delivery.
The Amida statue is also depicted in the full lotus pose expressing the Dhyana “meditation” mudra. The mudra is shown with the right hand resting on the palm of the left hand in the Buddha’s lap. The mudra is strongly associated with meditative contemplation.
The small spiral engraved between the brows is known as the urna. This symbol indicates someone who has vast amounts of insight knowledge. As a result, Amida Buddha is able to see into a divine world that is invisible to unenlightened sentient life. This type of knowledge is only obtainable by practicing meditation. It cannot be learned in school or from books, only dedicated practice.
The alms bowl is very symbolic and it is seen resting on top of his right palm. The alms bowl is a metaphor for the rejection of the material world. It is believed that the alms bowl is filled with 3 nectars to eliminate ignorance, greed and hatred. Click here to learn more about Amida Buddha.