Buddhist statue at the Amitayus (Amitābha) Temple. ıt is a celestial Buddha described in the scriptures of the Mahāyāna school of Buddhism. Amitābha is the principal Buddha in the Pure Land sect, a branch of Buddhism practiced mainly in East Asia, while in Vajrayana Amitābha is known for his longevity attribute and the aggregate of Fo beings - Buddha were.
Green Tara the Bodhisattva of compassionate action who manifests in female form. Tara's name is said to derive from the verb meaning "to cross" or "to traverse". In Tibetan Tara is Drolma which means "She Who Saves".
From the beginning of the 13th century until the Meiji Restoration, an interesting order of Zen Buddhist pilgrim monks roamed in Japan: komusō 「虚無僧」, the “emptiness monks". Komusō represented the Fuke Zen Buddhist School, a branch of Buddhism originating from China. Their unusual and distinctive feature, the straw basket worn on the head, symbolized the “absence of ego".
The Religious Golden Rule - Hello, Islam? I think you need to remind some of your adherents of the rules. We all need to realize that living life in balance and kindness is a work of art, approached with humility, and more precious than any riches.
Mon: Japanese Crest - This is the family crest of Shinran Shonin, founder of Shin Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu), which is the most widely practised branch of Buddhism in Japan today. It is often used as a symbol of Jodo Shinshu.
Amitayusi (aspect of Amitabha):. Amitābha is the principal buddha in the Pure Land sect, a branch of Buddhism practiced mainly in East Asia, while in Vajrayana Amitābha is known for his longevity attribute and the aggregate of distinguishing (recognition) and the deep awareness of individualities. Amitābha is said to possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakāra. (Wikipedia)
Mahāyāna-- (Sanskrit for "Great Vehicle") is one of two (or three, under some classifications) main existing branches of Buddhism and a term for classification of Buddhist philosophies and practice. The Buddhist tradition of Vajrayana is sometimes classified as a part of Mahayana Buddhism, but some scholars may consider it as a different branch altogether.