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Akshobhya, the Immutable; one of the five Buddhas (rgyal ba rigs lnga), lord of the Vajra Family; his sambhogakaya form is Vajrasattva [RY]

immutable/ unshakeable/ unmoving [RB]

Akshobhya [one of the five Dhyani-buddhas, his sambhogakaya form is Vajrasattva [IW]

1) Akshobhya; 2) unmoved, unshaken) [IW]

unmoved, most steady, unshaken, urine, large number [JV]

1) Sanskrit: अक्षोभ्य, Akṣobhya Buddha. Wikipedia: 'One of the Five Wisdom Buddhas, a product of the Adibuddha, who represents consciousness as an aspect of reality. By convention he is located in the east of the Diamond Realm and is the lord of the Eastern Pure Land Abhirati ('The Joyous'), although the Pure Land of [his] western counterpart Amitābha is far better known. His consort is Lochanā and he is normally accompanied by two elephants. His color is blue-black and his attributes include the bell, three robes, and staff, along with a jewel, lotus, prayer wheel, and sword. He has several emanations. Akṣobhya is the embodiment of 'mirror knowledge' [or Mirror-like Deep Wisdom] (Sanskrit: ādarśa-jñāna; Tibetan: me long lta bu'i ye shes). A knowledge of what is real, and what is illusion, or a mere reflection of actual reality. The mirror is mind itself - clear like the sky, empty yet luminous. Holding all the images of space and time, yet untouched by them. He represents the eternal mind, and the Vajra family is connected with reason and intellect. Its brilliance illuminates the darkness of ignorance, its sharpness cuts through confusion. The Vajra family, to which Akṣobhya belongs, is associated with the element of water. This is why the two colours of Vajra are blue or white. Bright white like sun reflecting off water, and blue, like the depths of the ocean. Even if the surface of the ocean is blown into crashing waves, the depths remain undisturbed, imperturbable. And though water may seem ethereal and weightless, in truth it is extremely heavy. Water flows into the lowest place and settles there. It carves through solid rock, but calmly, without violence. When frozen, it is hard, sharp, and clear like the intellect, but to reach its full potential, it must also be fluid and adaptable like a flowing river. These are all the essential qualities of Akṣobhya. Many wrathful tantric beings are represented as blue in colour because they embody the transmuted energy of hatred and aggression, into wisdom and enlightenment.' Wisdom Library: Akṣobhya (अक्षोभ्य) is one of the five Tathāgatas appearing in the Vajradhātu-mahāmaṇḍala, according to the Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī v5.30-32. The Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī (literally, ‘an explanation of the nāma-mantras’) is a commentary (ṭīkā) on the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti. Akṣobhya is a name of Mañjuśrī (the embodiement of non-dual knowledge) and, together with other names, forms the core essence of the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti. The Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī provides the practitioner a sādhana (‘meditative practice’) to turn these names into mantras. These mantras are chanted for the benefit of all beings, and then placed and contemplated in the Vajradhātu-mahāmaṇḍala, which is an extended version of the Vajradhātu-maṇḍala. The Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti (lit. ‘chanting of the names of Mañjuśrī’) is a short but influential Buddhist tantra, containing the essence of the teachings of Śākyamuni (the historical Buddha). It was composed by Vilāsavajra in the 8th century and contains 3000 verses in the anuṣṭubh meter... Akṣobhya (अक्षोभ्य) is the name of a Buddha under whom Śākyamuni (or Gautama, ‘the historical Buddha’) acquired merit along the first through nine bhūmis, according to the Mahāvastu. There are in total ten bhūmis representing the ten stages of the Bodhisattva’s path towards enlightenment. Akṣobhya is but one among the 500 Buddhas enumerated in the Mahāvastu during a conversation between Mahākātyāyana and Mahākāśyapa, both principle disciples of Gautama Buddha. The Mahāvastu is an important text of the Lokottaravāda school of Buddhism, dating from the 2nd century BCE... Akṣobhya (अक्षोभ्य) refers to “immovable Buddha” and represents one of the “five Buddhas” (pañcabuddha) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 3). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., pañcabuddha and Akṣobhya). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.' Buddhism Tourism: Glossary of Buddhist Terms: Earliest of the non-historical celestial Buddhas who is believed to govern the Eastern Paradise also known as the Abhirati. He is mostly represented in dark blue or sometimes even golden colour. He has a vajra or a diamond sceptre in his right hand and makes the earth touching gesture from his left. He is usually shown seated on a blue elephant. [He] is well known in Nepal and Tibet; 2) unmoving, immovable, unmoved, unshaking, unshakeable, unshaken, immutable [Erick Tsiknopoulos]

Occurrences

kye rdor gyi grub thabs kyi yan lag drug - the six branches of the Hevajra sadhana. one for each of the Five Buddhas and for Vajrasattva. The six-limbed practice of vajra. 1) {gzhal yas khang bskyed pa rnam snang gi yan lag}. generation of celestial abode in connection with Vairochana. 2) {dbang bskur ba mi bskyod pa'i yan lag}. bestowing initiation in connection with Akshobhya}. 3) {bdud rtsi myang ba 'od dpag med pa'i yan lag}. experiencing the nectar in connection with Amitabha. 4) {bstod pa rin 'byung gi yan lag}. praising in connection with Ratnasambhava. 5) {mchod pa don yod grub ba'i yan lag}. making offering in connection with Amoghasiddhi. 6) {rjes chags rdor sems gyi yan lag}. confession in connection with Vajrasattva. (RY)

bka' gdams lha bzhi - four deities of the Kadampa [Shakyamuni, Achala (Akshobhya), Avalokiteshvara, Tara {mi gyo ba}, {sgrol ma}, {spyan ras gzigs}, {sha kya thub pa}. (IW)

bka' gdams lha bzhi - four deities, worshipped by the Kadampa sect: a) Shakyamuni. b) Avalokiteshvara. c) Akshobhya. d) Tara; four deities of the Kadampa. 1) Shakyamuni. 2) Achala [Akshobhya]. 3) Avalokiteshvara. 4) Tara. 1) {mi g.yo ba}. 2) {sgril ma}. 3) {spyan ras gzigs}. 4) {sha kya thub pa}. (RY)

'khrugs pa med pa - Akshobhya or "Imperturbable" [n. of one of the five buddhas], agitated, disturbed. (RY)

mgon po rigs lnga - lords of the five families {Akshobhya, ratnasambhava, amitabha, amogasiddhi}. (IW)

rgyal ba rigs lnga - Five male buddhas. The five families or aspects of jinas / victorious ones; Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha and Amoghasiddhi. (RY)

ngo bo - mi bskyod kyi ngo bo - embodiment of Akshobhya. (RY)

mngon dga' - 1) Abhirati, profound joy, the Buddhafield of Akshobhya. 2) realm of True Joy, to take delight / pleasure in. Syn {mngon par dga' ba}. (RY)

mngon par dga' ba - 1) Abhirati, Manifest Joy, Ngonpar Gawa, Realm of True Joy; eastern buddha field of Akshobhya / Vajrasattva, 2) higher joy, true joy, manifest joy, sheer delight. 3) love for, clinging to. (RY)

bcom ldan rgyal ba rigs lnga - the Bhagavan victorious 1s of the five families [the rulers of the five families [of the mandala: Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi]. (IW)

chad pa'i dbang - the empowerment of the expositor (Akshobhya). (IW)

bde gshegs rigs lnga - Five families of sugatas. The five families or aspects of victorious ones; Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, and Amoghasiddhi. (RY)

rdo rje mi bskyod pa - Vajra Akshobhya. (RY)

ma ma ki - Mamaki, [Syn {rdo rje ma ma ki} female buddha, consort of Akshobhya]. (RY)

mi bskyod - Akshobhya [one of the five Dhyani buddhas, his sambhogakaya form is Vajrasattva. (IW)

mi bskyod - 1) Akshobhya; 2) unmoved, unshaken). (IW)

mi bskyod kyi ngo bo - embodiment of Akshobhya. (RY)

mi bskyod rdo rje - 1) Manjuvajra [image of the Buddha at age 8 brought to Lhasa by the Nepalese wife of king Srongtsen Gampo now in the temple of {ra mo che}; 2) [R] Akshobhya[-vajra]; 3) the immutable, unshakable, immovable vajra; 4) Karmapa Mikyo Dorje). (IW)

mi bskyod rdo rje - 1) Manjuvajra; 2) * Akshobhya[-vajra]; 3) the immutable, unshakable, immovable vajra; 4) Karmapa Mikyo Dorje). (IW)

mi bskyod rdo rje - Akshobhya, Immutable Vajra, Unshakeable Vajra; 1) Akshobhya-vajra, the Immutable, unshakable, immovable. 2) Karmapa Mikyö Dorje {kar-ma pa} viii, 1507-1554. 3) Manjuvajra. (RY)

mi bskyod rdo rje - Akshobhyavajra; Immutable/ Unshakeable Vajra. (RB)

mi bskyod pa - Akshobhya, Buddha of the Vajra Family. Syn {mi 'khrugs pa}. (RY)

mi bskyod pa - Akshobhya (blue/east/ vajra); Akshobhya, the unshakeable, the immutable, the immovable one. (RY)

mi bskyod pa - Akshobhya; the lord of the vajra family, dwelling in Abhirati (mngon dga'), the eastern Buddhafield. (RY)

mi bskyod ba'i dam tshig bzhi - the four samayas of Akshobhya (TSE) (IW)

mi 'khrug pa - name of the Buddha, Akshobhya. (RY)

mi 'khrugs pa'i gzungs chog - ritual for the liturgical recitation of the formula (dharani) of the tathagata Akshobhya. (RY)

zhi ba'i lha zhe gnyis - peaceful deities, forty-two; Forty-Two Peaceful Deities: Samantabhadra, Samantabhadri, Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amogha siddhi, Akasha Dhatvishvari, Buddha Lochana, Mamaki, Pandaravasini, Samayatara, Kshitigarbha, Vajrapani, Akashagarbha, Avalokiteshvara, Lasya, Malya, Gita, Nirti, Maitreya, Nivarana Viskambin, Samantabhadra, Manjushri, Dhupa, Pushpa, Aloka, Gandha, Amrita kundali, Hayagriva, Mahabhala, Yamantaka, An.kusha, Pasha, Sphota, Gantha, Munindra, Vemacitra, Shakyamuni, Simha, Jvalamukha, and Yamaraja. (GD)

rus rgyan drug - The six bone ornaments that are common for both the peaceful and wrathful deities are: the bone ornament at the crown of the head that symbolizes concentration and Akshobhya; the earrings that symbolize patience and Amitabha; the choker that symbolizes generosity and Ratnasambhava; the bracelets and anklets that symbolize discipline and Vairochana; the belt that symbolizes diligence and Amoghasiddhi; and the human ashes and Brahma cord on the torso that symbolize the Vajra Bearer or Vajradhara. (RY)

rus rgyan drug - bone ornaments, six. The bone ornaments that are common for both the peaceful and wrathful deities are: the bone ornament at the crown of the head that symbolizes concentration and Akshobhya; the earrings that symbolize patience and Amitabha; the choker that symbolizes generosity and Ratnasambhava; the bracelets and anklets that symbolize discipline and Vairochana; the belt that symbolizes diligence and Amoghasiddhi; and the human ashes and Brahma cord on the torso that symbolize the Vajra Bearer or Vajradhara. (RY)

gshin rje gshed - Yamantaka. slayer of the lord of death, wrathful form of Akshobhya. Syn {rdo rje 'jigs byed}; Bhairava. (RY)

gsang snying gi dbang lnga - Five Empowerments According to the Secret Nucleus. They are also known as the five empowerments of ability {nus pa'i dbang lnga} which are included among the fifteen ordinary sacraments of empowerment see below, namely, the empowerment of the listener {nyan pa'i dbang} which is that of Ratnasambhava, the empowerment of the meditator {bsgom pa'i dbang} which is that of Akshobhya, the empowerment of the expositor {chad pa'i dbang} which is that of Amitabha, the empowerment of enlightened activity {phrin las kyi dbang} which is that of Amoghasiddhi, and the empowerment of the king of indestructible reality {rdo rje rgyal po'i dbang} which is that of the five enlightened families. Refer to Longchenpa, {phyogs bcu mun sel} pp. 372-376. (GD)

gsang 'dus mi bskyod pa - Guhyasamaja Akshobhya. (RY)