Amitayus Buddha

Amitayus Buddha  

Amitayus is the Buddha of Long Life. He is the sambhogakaya aspect of Amitabha Buddha, the Buddha of Limitless Light and Life. Amitayus is depicted as cradling a vase that contains the precious nectar of immortality, amrita, which confers longevity and the leaves of the ashoka tree, which symbolize long life without misery (shoka) of disease. Sincere practice and devotion to Amitayus is said to help eliminate all obstacles to long life such as sickness and pain. The Amitayus practice is important because longevity is said to be a contributing condition that will allow us more time and opportunity to practice the Dharma, so we can ultimately achieve our goal – liberation from Samsara. 

 

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