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.