Amitabha is the “Buddha of infinite life and light”. For many lifetimes he accumulated infinite merit as a bodhisattva named Dharmakara. Therefore, the gold gilded statue finish provides an appropriately bright luster to our Amitabha statue. Additionally, Amitabha sits in full lotus pose displaying the Dhyana “meditation” mudra. The artisan embellished the Amitabha statue with the crown and jewels of a bodhisattva. At the buyer’s request, we would be happy to embellish the crown and jewels with red and turquoise semiprecious stones. Indeed, red is the color of Amitabha and meditation on the color red can transmute the poison of attachment into the wisdom of discernment. Our Amitabha statue holds the alms bowl in the palm of his right hand resting in his lap. Symbolically, the alms bowl holds the three nectars that will eliminate the three poisons – greed, anger and ignorance.
The Nepali artisans use traditional methods to create authentic Tibetan Buddha statues. As a result, the detail of the statue provides inspiration to all who see it. Additionally, we use traditional fire gilding to apply the gild gilded finish. The 24k gold residual finish will resist tarnish indefinitely. When you purchase this Amitabha statue, rest assured you have procured a monastic quality sculpture.