A pictorial representation of the Kwan-Muryoju-kyo Sutra. The present painting shows the central section of the Mandara and depicts the Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha. He is enthroned with the Bodhisattvas Avalokiteshvara (Kannon) and Mahastham-prapta (Dai-Seishi), in the midst of the glory of the Western Paradise. The central section is divided into five horizontal levels. The third level from the top contains the principal Buddha figures. The level directly below shows the pond of sacred lotus flowers. This concept is especially venerated by members of The Pure Land Sect.
ISBN: 0-89314-596-3 | 11" x 17"