In the center of the mandala is Amitabha, who is red in color, represents the fire element and cures attachment. The mantra of Amitabha is repeated in the outer ring of the mandala.
Amitabha Buddha is red in color and he is seated in a meditative posture hence his mudra is called ‘Dhyanamudra’.
His two palms are joined together with the right on the left, two thumbs of both hands touching each other. An Alms bowl is between his two palms.
Here the hand gesture, representing meditative equipoise, represents the unity of wisdom and compassion.
Mantra of Amitabha Buddha
The mantra of Amitabha Buddha is OM Ami Deva Hir
There meaning of the mantra is described below:
- Om = Enlightened Body, Speech, and Mind
- Ami = Amitabha Buddha
- Deva = the Deva Realms, six Desire Realms, and Brahma Realms
- Hri = the seed syllable of compassion