Amitabha Buddha purified from desire.
Amitabha Buddha is also one of the five Tathagatas representing the wisdom of discriminating awareness (skt. Pratyavekshanajnana). When discriminating wisdom dawns on us we realize Non-production or non-origination of all ihings. Amitabha Buddha also represents purified form of desire.
Amitabha Buddha is red in color. Amitabha Buddha is represented in the stupa facing to the west. Amitabha Buddha rides on peacock symbolizing that he can take away the suffering of others just as the peacock eats poisonous plants and yet his tail shines forth.
Amitabha in Sanskrit means immeasurable light or limit-less light. He resides in the western land of unlimited bliss (skt. Sukhavati). Amitabha Buddha is assisted by two bodhisattvas viz. Avalo-kiteshvara and Mahasthamprapta.
When he was a bodhisattva he was called Bhikshu Dharmakara. He made 48 vows to establish an adorned land of unlimited bliss to ferry over those living beings who recite his name. On the basis of those vows, any living being who has faith, makes vows and practices diligently will be received by this Buddha and reborn in the pure land of unlimited bliss.
Amitabha Buddha presides over the Bhadrakalpa i.e. Fortunate Aeon. Amitabha Buddha always exhibits Dhyana mudra. Amitabha Buddha belongs to the Lotus family. Amitabha Buddha originates from the seed syllable Hrih. He can be recognized through the symbol of the lotus.
With his extensive vows and great compassion this Buddha has ferried over innumerable sentient beings. The recitation of the name of Amitabha Buddha is a common practice in China and Japan. In Tibet too, devotees recite very often the prayer to be reborn in the land of Amitabha Buddha.