Interpreting Mirror Like Wisdome – Buddha Akshobhya

Interpreting Mirror Like Wisdome – Buddha Akshobhya

In , is one of the Five who is known as a product of the Adibuddha, and also represents as an aspect of reality. By convention, is established in the east of the Diamond Realm and is the lord of the Eastern Abhirati although the Pure Land of Akshobhya’s western counterpart is far better known. His consort is Locana and he is also normally accompanied by two elephants.

The life of  Akshobhya Buddha

In this portion, we are going to learn about the Aksobhya, after that, we will learn the short etymological description if the word Buddha Akshobhya itself.

of  Akshobhya Buddha

Akshobhya Buddha is known as mi kyu pa, sang Gye in .

Earlier, we learn about the life of Akshobhya Buddha. now, we are going to learn about the origin of Aksobhya Buddha.

Origin of the  Akshobhya Buddha

We are going to learn about the origin of Akshobhya Buddha.

Akshobhya buddha appears in the “Scripture of the Buddha-land of Akshobhya”  which dates from 147 AD and is the oldest which is known Pure Land text. According to the scripture, a wished to practice the in the eastern world of delight and made a to think no or malice towards any being until . He has duly proved “immovable” and when he succeeded, he has become the Buddha Akshobhya.

Akshobhya is sometimes merged with whose name also means ‘immovable one’ in . However, Acala is not a buddha, but one of the Five of the in . Prior to the advent of , Akshobhya was the subject of a minor cult in as a buddha, though even now both are found within the school of in Japan.

Recently, newly discovered Gandhari texts from in the Bajaur Collection has been found to contain fragments of an early Mahayana mentioning Aksobhya. Preliminary dating through paleography suggests a late first century to early second century AD . More conclusive radiocarbon dating is underway. A complete analysis and report of the text are expected in late 2008.

Earlier, we learn about the life of Akshobhya Buddha and the origin of Aksobhya Buddha. Now, we are going to learn about Akshobhya Buddha’s Doctrine.

 Akshobhya Buddha’s Doctrine

We will learn about Akshobhya buddha’s doctrine.

Akshobhya buddha has believed to transform the human failing of anger into clear, -like wisdom. With this wisdom, we see things just as they are, impartially and unaffectedly. A mirror will reflect both a red rose or a bloody dagger just as they are. Akshobhya’s blue color is closely linked to the mirror symbolism. Blue is the color of , and water has the capacity to act as a clear mirror.

Earlier, we learn about the life of Akshobhya Buddha,  the origin of Aksobhya Buddha, and about Akshobhya Buddha’s Doctrine. Now, we are going to learn about the essential qualities of Akshobhya buddha.

Essential qualities of Akshobhya

We will learn about the essential qualities of Akshobhya buddha.

Touching the is a gesture of resolve. A vow to be as steadfast and immutable as the Earth itself. A commitment to find enlightenment and help eliminate the of all beings. Akshobhya’s mount is the elephant.

An elephant places its foot upon the earth with unshakeable certainty. It has the same unalterable as the Buddha’s touching the and the same determination that carried the Buddha through his tribulations. Akshobhya is the embodiment of mirror .

A knowledge of what is real, and what is an illusion, or a mere reflection of actual reality. The mirror is itself – clear like the sky, empty yet luminous. Holding all the images of and , yet untouched by them.

He represents the eternal mind, and the family is connected with reason and intellect. Its brilliance illuminates the darkness of , it’s sharpness cuts through the confusion. The Vajra family, to which Akshobhya belongs, is associated with the element of water.

This is why the two colors of the Vajra are blue or white. Bright white like the reflecting off the water, and blue, like the depths of the ocean. Even if the surface of the ocean is blown into crashing waves, the depths remain undisturbed, imperturbable.

And though water may seem ethereal and weightless, in truth it is extremely heavy. Water flows into the lowest place and settles there. It carves through solid rock, but calmly, without . When frozen, it is hard, sharp, and clear like the intellect, but to reach its full potential, it must also be fluid and adaptable like a flowing river.

These all are the essential qualities of Akshobhya. Many wrathful beings are represented as blue in color because they embody the transmuted energy of and aggression, into wisdom and enlightenment.

Earlier, we learn about the life of Akshobhya Buddha,  the origin of Aksobhya Buddha, and about Akshobhya Buddha’s Doctrine. And Finally, we learn about the essential qualities of Akshobhya buddha.

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