I try to explain here again in easy terms who is Amida Buddha and how we should understand the Pure Land.
“Sir, are you a god?”
In Buddhism the situation is different from Christianity because there isn’t a Creator God, a Ruler, nor a Judge. Everything depends on karma and a Buddha is not a creator, a ruler nor a judge, but His existence in the Universe is supreme. He is just “The Awakened One” and He acts as a guide and Saviour, capable of true Compassion which is no longer enchained by the attachments or the illusions of ordinary beings.
A very important doctrine in Buddhism says that we can become Buddhas because we already have in us this possibility or potentiality. Thus, it is said that all beings, no matter their delusion or actual misery, have in themselves the Buddha nature and the potentiality to become a Buddha. It doesn’t matter if you are a worm, a cockroach, a dog, a human being, a hungry ghost or a god, etc you have in yourself, like an unknown jewel thrown in the mud, the Buddha nature and the possibility to become a Buddha.
Any Buddha is completely free and continues to manifest himself in various ways and forms in order to guide others to Liberation. All Buddhas attain the same ultimate absolute reality, this is why it is said that all have the same essence or nature, often called the Dharma body of ultimate reality or Dharmakaya.