AKSHOBYA (Tib. Mitrugpa)
This painting depicts the enjoyment body (Sambhogakaya) form of Akshobya, one of the five Dhyani Buddhas, known as Mitrugpa. The “Unshakable” one, or “Unmoving Diamond Buddha”, transforms ignorance and stupidity into the wisdom of the all pervading awareness. Meditation upon him purifies mainly karmic imprints left by harmful actions in this and previous lives. The vajra (diamond sceptre, Tib. Dorje) in his right hand represents the knowledge of conventional and ultimate reality.
© Andy Weber 1999