The position of the Buddha’s arms indicates that the hands were once

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The position of the Buddha’s arms indicates that the hands were once

The position of the Buddha’s arms indicates that the hands were once

The position of the Buddha’s arms indicates that the hands were once held in a gesture of meditation and suggests that this sculpture represents Amitabha, a celestial Buddha who presides over his Western Paradise. Devotion to Amitabha, a major component of Chinese Buddhist practice since the sixth century, promotes the goal of rebirth in Amitabha’s Pure Land, where conditions are conducive to achieving spiritual understanding. 唐 彩繪漆金夾紵阿彌陀佛像 Buddha, Probably Amitabha (Amituofo), Tang dynasty (618–907), early 7th century. China. #TheMet #Buddha #ChineseBuddhism

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