In the Han Buddhism, no quantity of longevity Buddha is only one of the thirteen famous names of Amitabhas Chinese translation. It has special meaning, symbolizes the infinity of time, but it is not popular and has no separate worship. However, in Tibetan Buddhism, the situation is quite different. First of all, Amitabha was divided into two parts, and became two independent godheads, the infinite Buddha and the infinite Buddha, and the name of Amitabha disappeared. Moreover, the status and function of the two Buddhas are also different. One view holds that the Buddha is the Buddha, the Buddha is the avatar and the Buddha is the avatar. Another view is that the Buddha of no quantity is the original, the Buddha of no quantity of longevity is the embodiment and derivation of the Buddha, the former is the main and the latter is the second. The Buddha of boundless longevity pays attention to the salvation of the real world, and has the function of increasing the happiness and prolonging life, and the Buddha without quantity is the symbol of wisdom. It pays attention to the salvation of the afterlife, and specially leads the living of all living beings to the Western Paradise. If we pray for wisdom, we will be converted to the Buddha of infinite quantity. If we pray for longevity and happiness, we will be converted to the Buddha of infinite quantity. Secondly, the two Buddha also has different shape, amitayus Buddha, Amitabha Buddha, monks with. about the two kinds of divinity of Amitabha, Tucci, the famous Tibetan scientist in Italy, also has a special discussion. He thinks: "no quantity of light is Avatar - like; no quantity of life is a report body - a Bodhisattva, no quantity of light holding a bowl, a longevity holding vase." He also pointed out that the difference between the two functions is the creation of Tibet masters. There are no such signs in Han Dynasty. In Tibetan Buddhist temples, there are many statues of the Buddha of infinite quantity. They are very common.
In the process of the development of the bronze Buddha statue in ancient China, the new peak appeared in the Ming Dynasty. only the casting of the large copper Buddha statue has made great progress, not only the quantity, the variety, but also the innovation. According to incomplete statistics, there are 151 ancient large bronze Buddha statues in our country, of which 90 of the great bronze Buddhas of the Ming Dynasty, accounting for 59.6%, accounting for 60%, and all the subjects, Shakya Muni Buddha, the Buddha, the luroshe Buddha, the Maitreya Buddha and so on. The large bronze Buddha statues were distributed throughout the country. It also proved that in the Ming Dynasty, large bronze statues were produced almost all over the country.
Shakya Muni, as the founder of Buddhism, represents bravery and fearlessness in the hearts of ancient India Buddhists, so the good is called "great male", so the hall of the Lord Shakya Muni is called the Great Hall of great male. It has both the individual worship and the worship of the Lord of the third Buddha or the three Buddhas.
Most of the Buddhist statues in large temples are clay sculptures or wood sculptures. The number of copper cast Buddhas itself is rare and concentrated in the Ming Dynasty. The existing Shakya Muni Buddha of the Ming Dynasty is only about 12 large bronze statues. Among them, the Shakya Muni bronze statue of the Guoqing temple in Tiantai County, Zhejiang, is the taller and higher up to 6.8m; the bronze statue of Shakya Muni in the thousand Buddhas palace in Changqing County, Changqing county is served as the Buddha in the Buddha of the three Buddhas, Gao 3.67M, cast in the twenty-two years of Ming Jiajing (1543), the temple of the great male of the temple of Beijing and the Xiji Zhen Hui of Weinan in Shaanxi. Zhao Temple and the bronze statue of Shakya Muni in the Dafu temple in Zhangye, Gansu, are served as the present Buddhas of the third Buddha. The statue of Sakyamuni, which is stored in the grand temple of the pzhao temple in Taian, Yunnan, the temple of the Yao An Feng monastery in Yunnan, the Museum of Xianyang in Shaanxi and the Capital Museum of Beijing, is an independent Shakya Muni Buddha. A large bronze statue.