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  Vairochana



 
Tibetan: rnam par snang mdzad
Sanskrit: Vairochana

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The first of the Five Buddha Families.
He sits upon a throne that represents the true nature of things. The throne is composed of a lotus and full-moon disk and is upheld by eight snow lions. The snow lions represents the complete realization of the true nature of the aggregate of form, the realization of wisdom that clears away all confusion to unveil the true nature of ignorance. The lotus and full-moon disk represent the skillfull means and primordial wisdom that conquer confusion and overcome the deluded mind, enabling one to turn awaya from non-meritorious actions toward beneficial practice. The color of the deity is white, unsustained by confusion. His right hand holds the Wheel of Dharma, symbol of the constant disclosure of the teachings, his left hand holds a bell, symbol of the gentle manner, kindness, and compassion with which he turns the Whell of dharma.--------from The Five Buddha Families, by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.
The buddhafiled associated with Vairochana is Akanishtha (og min du po ko?) (Unsurpassable Beyond Imagination).
Buddha family, Vairochana, dharmadhatu wisdom, ignorance, center, white.

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