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]

Amoghasiddhi
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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: Fukujōju Butsu)
Korean불공성취불
(RR: Bulgongseongchwi Bosal)
Mongolianᠲᠡᠭᠦᠰ ᠨᠥᠭᠴᠢᠭᠰᠡᠨ
Үйлс бүтээгч
(SASM/GNC: Tegüs nögcigsen)
Thaiพระอโมฆสิทธิพุทธะ
Tibetanནམ་མཁའི་སྙིང་པོ
Wylie: don yod grub pa
THL: dönyö drubpa
VietnameseBất Không Thành Tựu Phật
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Venerated byMahāyāna, Vajrayāna
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Tibetan Amoghasiddhi Buddha from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco collection, dated 1300—1400 CE

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CharacteristicsEdit

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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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.

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