Amoghasiddhi

Amoghasiddhi (Devanagari: अमोघसिद्धि}) is one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas of the Mahayana and 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 Unfailing Accomplishment. His consort is Tara, meaning Liberator and his mounts are garudas. He belongs to the family of karma whose family symbol is the double vajra.[1][2]

Amoghasiddhi
COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Boeddhabeeld van de Borobudur voorstellende Dhyani Boeddha Amogasiddha TMnr 10025273.jpg
Statue of Amogasiddha from Borobudur, Central Java, Indonesia
Sanskritअमोघसिद्धि
Amoghasiddhi
Chinese不空成就佛
(Pinyin: Bùkōngchéngjiù Fó)
Japanese不空成就仏ふくうじょうじゅぶつ
(romaji: Fukūjōju Butsu)
Khmerអមោឃសិទ្ធិ
(UNGEGN: Âmoŭkhôsĕtthĭ)
Korean불공성취불
(RR: Bulgongseongchwi Bosal)
Mongolian scriptᠲᠡᠭᠦᠰ ᠨᠥᠭᠴᠢᠭᠰᠡᠨ
Үйлс бүтээгч
(SASM/GNC: Tegüs nögcigsen)
Thaiพระอโมฆสิทธิพุทธะ
Phraamoksitthiphuttha
Tibetanདོན་ཡོད་གྲུབ་པ་
Wylie: don yod grub pa
THL: dönyö drubpa
VietnameseBất Không Thành Tựu Phật
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Venerated byMahāyāna, Vajrayāna
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CharacteristicsEdit

Amoghasiddhi is associated with the conceptual (Skt: samskara) 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.

In the Śūraṅgama mantra (Chinese: 楞嚴咒; pinyin: Léngyán Zhòu) taught in the Śūraṅgama sutra (Chinese: 楞嚴經; pinyin: Léngyán Jīng), an especially influential dharani in the Chinese Chan tradition, Amoghasiddhi is mentioned to be the host of the Karma Division in the North, one of the five major divisions which controls the vast demon armies of the five directions.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  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.
  3. ^ The Śūraṅgama sūtra : a new translation. Hsüan Hua, Buddhist Text Translation Society. Ukiah, Calif.: Buddhist Text Translation Society. 2009. ISBN 978-0-88139-962-2. OCLC 300721049.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

Further readingEdit

  • 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 linksEdit

  Media related to Amoghasiddhi at Wikimedia Commons