According to Vajrayana, he originates from the hrih, or the red seed syllable, hence his red skin in this painting. He is also painted while holding a begging bowl, depicted in blue that contrasted well with the red skin. This bowl is believed to be filled with immortal nectar. Amitabha seats on a throne designed with petals. The lively colors used to paint the setting and backdrop also suggest that Amitabha is sitting at the center of Western Paradise, faithful to his representations in various forms of arts.
Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Life, is represented here in his traditional iconography. He sits in the diamond posture, with both hands flat in the contemplation gesture, holding a vase in his hands.
Amitabha is shown richly clad and seated on lotus.He has elongated earlobes like the Shakyamuni Buddha.
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