Bronze Amitayus with Gold Leaf (XL)
Color: Gold leaf and colorful
Amitayus is an emanation of Amitabha. Amitayus
is known as the Buddha of Infinite Life, the one who saves all
sentient beings from untimely death. When depicted as Amitayus
he is depicted in fine clothes, jewels and 5 pointed crown; and
as Amitabha in simple monk's clothing. He is also known as Amida
in the Chinese and Japanese tradition. The name Amitayus is also
used for the Sambhogakaya aspect of Amitabha, particularly associated
with longevity. He is mostly depicted sitting and holding in his
hands a vessel containing the nectar of immortality. Amitayus
is also one of the three deities of long life (Amitayus, White
Tara & Ushnishavijaya) . Amitayus being a compound of amita ("infinite")
and ayus ("life"), and so means "he whose life is boundless".
Amitayus mantra is "OM A MA RA NI DZI WAN TI YE SOHA".
Amitabha is the Buddha of the comprehensive
love. He lives in the western paradise and works for the enlightenment
of all beings. His most important enlightenment technique is the
visualization of the surrounding world as a paradise. Anyone who
sees his world as a paradise, awakens his enlightenment energy.
The world can be seen as a paradise by a corresponding positive
thought (enlightenment thought) or by sending light to all beings
(eg. wishing all beings to be happy). After the Amitabha doctrine,
one can come to paradise (in the Pure Land of Amitabha), if they
visualize at their death Amitabha in the heaven (sun) over their
head (western horizon), think his name as a mantra and leave the
body as a soul through the crown chakra.
Amitabha is also the guardian deity of zodiacs dog and pig. Those
who are born in the years of the dog and pig can invite him home
as the guardian angel. He provides great power in clearing obstacles
and inviting wealth from endless resources when these zodiacs
are going through difficulty and in great problems.
Note: The statue is made and hand finished by monks in Tibet.
The statue had also been blessed and is sacred.