Rev. Katsu’s Reminiscence of Zimbabwe
by Rimban Katsuya Kusunoki
I was asked this interesting question. What do you think? Is Amida Buddha a man or woman? It looks like a man when I view the statue of Amida Buddha, but I was not sure when I was asked this question. I kept silent and didn’t answer anything. My uncle broke the silence.
“Amida Buddha can be either a man or a woman, and Amida Buddha can be neither a man nor a woman. Buddha is Buddha. Buddha doesn’t stay in the gender framework which we think.”