Amoghasiddhi, Buddhism, unfailing power, is the fifth dhyanibuddha, or meditation buddha; worshipped from around 500 BC to present. He is one of five mystic spiritual counterparts of the human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism; a product of Adibuddha who represents the branch of the cosmos concerned with consciousness. He originates from the red mantra HUM and lives in the northern paradise. His Shakti is Ayra-Tara and he is usually accompanied by two Garudas or dwarfs. His color is green, and attributes are the staff and sometimes a seven-headed snake. Amoghasiddhi is also taken as a tutelary god in Lamaism (Tibet) and attributes include the bell, jewel, three monkish robes and prayer wheel. He has many emanations. A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 14