Todai-ji Temple in Nara, first you are welcomed by Great Buddha with the gestures of his hands. The hand positions have religious meanings. With his right hand in 施無畏-Semui position, he tells you "Do not be afraid. I will protect you". With his left hand in 与願-Yogan position, he tells you "I will grant all your wishes and prayers".
Great Buddha is called Vairocana in Sanskrit, meaning Shining Light of the Universe. He lights every corner of the universe without any shadows. His light reaches all of the beings in universe to save them. He is the sun in the Buddhist universe.
I want to ponder it, bathing in the lingering depth of his idea.