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THIS COLLECTION Abridged version of Amitabha by Paul Carus.

  1. Ordination
  2. The Novice
  3. The God Problem
  4. Kevaddha's Story
  5. The Confession
  6. Gandhara
  7. King Kanishka
  8. Magadha
  9. Asvagosha
  10. Amitabha
  11. The Conspiracy
  12. The Man-eating Tiger
  13. The Buddhist Abbot and the Brahman
  14. The Parable of the Elephant
  15. The Double Wedding



Amitabha Buddha, "Boundless Light", stands for gentleness and openness. Ancient symbols of Enlightenment surround his head. The jewel in the forehead represents the Third Eye with its direct vision of supramundane reality.
Statue in the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai
MORE: The sacred swastika on the chest of the statue is an ancient symbol too, widely used in Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. It represents Eternity, good luck, etc. [See Wikipedia, s.v. "swastika"] The hands are placed in specific gestures, mudras.

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   Carus, Paul. Amitabha. A Story of Buddhist Theology. Chicago: The Open Court Publishing Company, 1906.

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