Dhyani Buddha Amitabha
The mandala of the Buddha Amitabha, which is red, is located in the west. Amitabha is the Buddha of Infinite Light and the Dharma is capable of transforming the afflictions of lust and desire in the end wisdom, he is the Buddha that purifies the illusion of attachment.
Like the other four Tathagata, Amitabha is seated in the lotus position, hands in the mudra of meditative contemplation, sometimes holding the bowl of the beggar.
He is the lord of the family of Lotus and its symbol is the red lotus of compassion. The lotus is a Buddhist symbol of special delicacy and purity, and Buddhas are always depicted seated on a lotus flower Buddha Amitabha is perhaps the best known.
The paradise of Amitabha is the Western Paradise or Sukhavati in Tibetan Dewachen, which means "pure land of great happiness". Following the vote that he made before attaining enlightenment, just say his name to be reborn in his realm and attain enlightenment through the light of the great compassion of Amitabha.
Its element is fire that consumes everything and that as such, has the power to burn all our illusions, especially the terrible delusion of attachment: the Buddha Amitabha is associated with the throat chakra.
The cult of Amitabha is widespread in China, Korea, Japan, where Buddhism is practiced Pure Land, where devotees believe that the recitation of his mantra produces rebirth in the Western Paradise, where they meet the conditions favorable to the attainment of enlightenment .
Here they receive the teachings from the fact that Amitabha Buddha and all the others who live in his heaven. Two belong to his family worshiped female deities: the goddess of mercy Kuan Yin, the correspondent of the Buddha of compassion Cerensig, and Green Tara, born from the tears of the Buddha of Compassion.
The devotees of Pure Land Buddhism perform the complex meditation practices such sadhana, through which appear with such intensity that the Western paradise to make it real to their senses.