Placing a Buddha image at home for worship is a means of guarding
and protecting auspice. It imparts a sense of security around the
household. Further, doing so helps purify mind and thought because
constant contemplation of the Buddha image with its adornment and
compassion brings home peace and assurance. It is a beneficial act.
Which Buddha and bodhisattva images or how many of them there are
for worship at home hinges on where the shrine is planned within the
house. There is ample space in the sitting-room, for instance, for
placement of all three Buddha images, but, if within the constraint of a
smaller niche, placement of one Buddha or bodhisattva image is wholly
appropriate as well. Joy in mind arising, the essence of it all is having
special connection with a particular Buddha or bodhisattva image.