Amoghasiddhi

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Amoghasiddhi
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Boeddhabeeld van de Borobudur voorstellende Dhyani Boeddha Amogasiddha TMnr 10025273.jpg
Ancient sculpture of the buddha Amoghasiddhi. Borobudur, Central Java, Indonesia
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese不空成就如來
Simplified Chinese不空成就如来
Literal meaningAmoghasiddhi tathagata
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese不空成就佛
Literal meaningAmoghasiddhi Buddha
Tibetan name
Tibetanདོན་ཡོད་གྲུབ་པ
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese alphabetThành Tựu Như Lai
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicҮйлс бүтээгч
Mongolian scriptᠲᠡᠭᠦᠰ ᠨᠥᠭᠴᠢᠭᠰᠡᠨ
Japanese name
Kanji不空成就如来
Kanaアモーガシッデイ
Tamil name
Tamilஅமோகசித்தி புத்தர்
Sanskrit name
Sanskritअमोघसिद्धी
Tibetan Amoghasiddhi Buddha from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco collection, dated 1300—1400 CE


Amoghasiddhi is one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas of the Vajrayana tradition of Buddhism. He is associated with the accomplishment of the Buddhist path and of the destruction of the poison of envy. His name means He Whose Accomplishment Is Not In Vain. His Shakti/consort is Tara, meaning Noble Deliverer or Noble Star and his mounts are garudas. He belongs to the family of Karma whose family symbol is the Double vajra/thunderbolt.[1][2]

Characteristics[edit]

Amoghasiddhi is associated with the conceptual skandha or the conceptual mind (as opposed to the non-conceptual or sensational mind). His action towards the promotion of Buddhist paths is the pacification of evils. This is symbolised by Amoghasiddhi's symbol, the moon. He gestures in the mudra of fearlessness, symbolising his and his devotees' fearlessness towards the poisons or delusions.

He is usually coloured green in artwork and is associated with the air or wind element. His season is autumn and his heavenly quarter is the northern buddha-kṣetra called Prakuta.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Double Dorje Archived January 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "The Five Dhyani Buddhas (Great Buddhas of Wisdom)". Religionfacts.com. 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2013-06-14.

Further reading[edit]

  • Mythology of India: Myths of India, Sri Lanka and Tibet, Rachel Storm, Anness Publishing Limited, Editor Helen Sudell, Page 15, Column 2-4, Line 5, Caption, Page 15, Column 4, Lines 1 - 5

External links[edit]

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