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  Amoghasiddhi



 
Tibetan: don yod grub pa
Sanskrit: amoghasiddhi

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He is one of theFive Buddha Families . He belongs to the Karma family and symbolises wisdom that accomplishes all actions. He is green in color, as a nirmakaya Buddha he wears simple monk robes. His right hand is in abhaya mudra, which symbolises great compassion and the removal of suffering. His left hand is in dhyana mudra, resting on his lap and palm open upwards.

The symbolic animal upholding the throne of Amogasiddhi varies according to the different sadhanas, and this difference is important. One of these animals symbolizes the mental affliction of jealousy, and the other symbolizes the transformation of jealousy as the all-accomplishing quality of Amogasiddhi's activity. One of these animals is the water buffalo. This animal runs in herds abd always competes for the first place at the front of the herd. Thus it symbolizes the mental affliction of jealousy that goads us to compete and be supreme above all others. Sometimes the throne of Amogasiddhi is upheld by the mythological creatures called SHANG SHANG, having a human body, wings like a bird and antlers or horns. In ancient times people used to go to the ocean in search of precious gems, and it was said that to even hear the voice of this bird-like creature would mean the fulfillment of all one's wishes. The potent effect of this creature's voice represents the quality of the energy of Amogasiddhi, which realizes all goals and accomplishes all wishes.
Amogasiddhi is green i color. The color green is a mixture of different colors, this signifies the combination of many accomplishing activities. The double vajra in his right hand represents the four directions, meaning in this case that theres is nothing Amogasiddhi cannot accomplish in any of the four directions.


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