Well before I studied more onto this. I thought of the sun and moon as Masculine and Feminine. Tara and Buddha. Though as I studied more into. It was more personal than I had expected. And it is my Mantra to calm myself now. How?
Well when I looked more into people explaining it. The first thing I came to find is a question. How could Buddha Face the Moon and Sun at the same time? Riddle me this...
This simple question was out-looked of me. I did not even think of this. I took a common idea of my own and labeled it. But more had to be in this after I read this question. And sure enough there was.
Really I am stumped to explain it. I have read so many example's. But one to explain it. We all face problem's. Life comes to us we have things we face and must do. Based on how we take it. Ma Tzu suggest that we must take both the negative and positive and enjoy both. The Sun faced Buddha is what we like and see positively. The Moon-Faced Buddha is our issue's,pain and so forth. Both of these help us live and be grateful.
I guess that is how I would explain it.
All over the internet they describe this quote as this:
"The Sun-faced Buddha is suppose to live for one thousand eight years. And the Moon-faced Buddha lives only one day and one night."
I hope this help's. And I hope those who are facing troubling time's this will assist them.