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Unformatted text preview: originally used in a temple where many people can come to show their devote worship to Buddha. Its hand position shows that it is in a meditation which symbolizes the connection it has between the human world and spirit world. The Heian placed the Seated Buddha Amitabha in a temple for several reasons. One is that people could go to show their faith to Buddha by going to it in order to meditate. It was also placed in a temple so people from other Asian beliefs could decide to convert to gain entry into the Western Paradise. Another reason is for people to see the glistening gold which shows the wealth and prosperity in religion that is associated with Buddhism. Mone 2...
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- Spring '08