Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Amitabha Buddha in nepal

Amitabha Buddha is also known as Amita or Amida Buddha, probably is the best among  Dhyani Buddhas.  Amitabha Buddha is also known as “Amitayus,” “infinite life.” “Amitabha” means “infinite light.” He is the Buddha of the Western Land of Ultimate Bliss.  Amitaha's body is the color of gold. The splendor of his hallmarks has no peer. The light of his brow shines 'round a hundred worlds,Wide as the seas are his eyes pure and clear.

Amitabha Buddha was a king  long time  ago who renounced his kingdom to become a monk. Called Dharmakara Bodhisattva, the monk practiced diligently for five eons and realized enlightenment and became a buddha.  He is seen as mercy and wisdom His hands are in a meditation mudra with the lotus symbol, representing gentleness and purity.

Amitabha Buddha reigns over Sukhavati, the western paradise, also called the Pure Land. Those reborn in the Pure Land experience the joy of hearing Amitabha teach the dharma until they are ready to enter Nirvana. He is sometimes pictured in between the bodhisattvas Avalokiteshvara and Mahasthamaprapta.

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