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Aksobhya, imperturbable, Buddhist God, is the second 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 blue mantra HUM and lives in the eastern paradise Abhirati. His Shakti is Locana and is normally accompanied by two elephants. His color is blue and attributes include the bell, three monkish robes and staff, also jewel, lotus, prayer wheel and sword. Aksobhya also in Lamaism may be the tutelary god in Tibet possessing similar attributes. He has several emanations. A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, pp. 9-10

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