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Tibetan Buddhist Deity Amitabha as Amitayus Buddha

Tibetan Buddhist Deity Amitabha as Amitayus Buddha
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Amitayus or the Buddha of Limitless Life is also known as Amitabha. He is a Buddha-aspect closely associated with meditations for longevity. According to Mahayana Buddhism, a Buddha has three bodies: the nirmanakaya (form), the sambhogakaya (apparition), and the dharmakaya (ultimate true body). Amitabha is said to be the first form, while Amitayus is the second one. Meanwhile, the third body does not have a physical representation.

In this thangka, Amitayus is in a seated with feet in the vajra position (right over left), meditating with his kalasha or vase. His hands are in a Samadhi mudra with both palms facing up, on top of the other, and resting on the lap. The vase he is holding is said to contain an elixir or nectar of immortality (amrita) with Ashoka tree leaves which mean long life free of diseases. Amitayus means limitless life (meanwhile, Amitabha means limitless light). Amitayus, as seen in this piece, is also usually portrayed with finer clothes, jewels. This thangka shows Amutayus with red skin that signifies the color of sunset (reaching nirvana). He is also seen sitting on a throne of yellow lotus, the color symbolizing the attainment of enlightenment. He also wears a five-pronged crown that signifies Amitayus as an emanation of Amitabha, the Lord of the Lotus family.

Item Code: TX32
Specifications:
Tibetan Thangka Painting
Size of Painted Surface 11 inch X 13 inch
Size with Brocade 20 inch X 32.5 inch

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