The Ultimate Truth of Amida Buddha in the Tann…

matthewsatori:

While Amida Buddha is expediently described in the sutras as appearing with form, he is the formless reality of Dharma-body itself in his ultimate nature:

Among
scriptures generally you will find a mixture of teachings, which are true and real (ultimate truth) and which are accommodating and tentative (relative truth). The master’s basic instruction was
for us to choose the real, abandoning those accommodating the desires of the
people, and select the real, rejecting the tentatively presented. Be very careful to
see such differences among the scriptures…   

Even though the size of Buddha in the Pure Land is described in the sutra,
it is the manifestation of Dharmakaya-as-compassion (relative truth), appearing for the sake of
human beings. When one attains supreme enlightenment and realizes
Dharmakaya-as-it-is (ultimate truth), how can size be discussed, since such shapes as long or
short, square or round, do not exist; and color is also transcended, whether it be
blue, yellow, red, white, or black?
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NAMU-AMIDA-BUTSU

Even though the size of Buddha in the Pure Land is described in the sutra, it is the manifestation of Dharmakaya-as-compassion (relative truth), appearing for the sake of human beings.
When one attains supreme enlightenment and realizes Dharmakaya-as-it-is (ultimate truth), how can size be discussed, since such shapes as long or short, square or round, do not exist; and color is also transcended, whether it be blue, yellow, red, white, or black?