Amitabha/Amitayus (Five Symbolic, Three Families): The Buddha of the Lotus (Padma) Family of Tantric classification and commonly representing the western direction in a mandala configuration. Amitabha is found in both sutra and tantra literature. The Lotus Family is represented in all tantra classification systems. Deities such as Avalokiteshvara and Hayagriva belong to this Buddha Family. Amitabha is considered the nirmanakaya manifestation of Amitayus Buddha.