Amitabha Buddha



Amitabha Buddha also known as Meditating Buddha is the "Buddha of Light". Amitabha Buddha is the epitome of serenity and wisdom. According to the Tantric Buddhism, Amitabha Buddha is one of the five Dhyani Buddhas. The Pure land Sect is devoted to Amitabha Buddha in Mahayana Buddhism. Along with his two chief companions, Avalokiteshvara and Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva, they are known as Three Holy Ones of the West. The vows and deeds of Amitabha Buddha have been described by Shakyamuni Buddha in the Amitabha Buddha Sutra. According to Shakyamuni Buddha the Pure Land ruled by Amitabha Buddha is endowed with abundance of wealth and treasures.

This land also called the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss can be accessed only by those individuals who give up insalubrious actions and recite his name or the phrase, "I seek refuge in Amitabha Buddha" with a clear and composed mind without being distracted by anything for seven days.

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