Celestial Buddhas & Bodhisattvas

It is my sincere belief that all the celestial Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are archetypes of our true self, our innate Buddha-nature. From a Ch’an/Zen perspective, one can recite the name of any Buddha or Bodhisattva for the same purpose of awakening the Buddha within:

So, in the Zen sect we teach that when a person chants Namu Amida Butsu, Namu Amida Butsu, Nami Amida Butsu…that this is not done toward some Buddha which is separate from you, but rather you yourself are Amida Buddha and then by calling your own name you enter samadhi…
So regardless if we are talking about Shakyamuni Buddha or Avalokiteshvara (the bodhisattva of compassion) or Jizo (the bodhisattva of children), in Buddhism the teaching is that there is no Buddha separate from you yourself.

If I am at a Jodo Shinshu temple where they recite Namu-Amida-Butsu, then I will recite Namu-Amida-Butsu. If I am at a Zen temple that recites the Ten-Line Kannon Sutra, then I will recite the Ten-line Kannon Sutra. I don’t see one as better or preferable to the other.