Dhyani Buddha Amogasiddhi
Tib.: Don.yod.grub.pa

Amoghasiddhi
Fifth Dhyani-Buddha, [Buddha of Infallible Magic]
Mudra [posture]: avaya [fearlessness],
symbol: vivsa-vajra [double thunderbolt],
color: green, Vahana [vehicle]: Garudha,
Sakti [consort]: Tara, Element: air

Vija mantra [seed syllable]: ah

Amoghasiddhi, the fifth Dhyani-Buddha, is believed to be 'unfailingly successful' and to have the power of infallible magic. He is seated in 'adamantine' pose [legs closely locked, with the soles of the apparent]. The left hand lies in his lap, with the palm upwards, and may balance the double thunderbolt, or hold a sword. The right hand in lifted in abhaya mudra [blessing of Fearlessness], a pose of the hand indicating protection. All the fingers are extended upwards palm upwards.

Chinese tradition represents Amoghasiddhi, with the right hand in avaya and left in vara [charity] mudra. The right shoulder is bare, and he is seated like Maitreya. In Japan, Amoghasiddhi is often replaced by or rather identified with Sakya-muni, and their representations are identical; i.e., right hand in abhaya mudra, and left, lying on the lap, in dhyana mudra or with the thumb turned in and all the fingers closed over it. In the Nepalese Caityas [small stupas], where the five Dhyani-Buddhas are represented in niches, Amoghasiddhi alone has a canopy of snakes over his head.

Amoghasiddhi is given blue body color, as this color is believed to emanate from him also among six elements of which man is composed, the element of air is believed to emanate from Amoghasiddhi. He is the perfected state of our faculty of conditioning and motivational factors and is the manifestation of the Buddha's pristine cognition of accomplishment, visualized in the aspect of an embodied deity. He is perfected state of our aggregate of accomplishment/touch.

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