Myoo(Vidyā-rāja) of Japanese Buddha statue

Unlike other Buddha statue, Myoo express rage on the face. Because the gods follow the order of Dainichi-nyorai to make people who deny Buddhism submit and believe in. In addition to the expression, they have dynamic power with a roaring fire and various weapons. Sponsored Links   As the connection to Dainichi-nyorai, we can’t find the position of Myoo except in esoteric Buddhism. “Myo”(明) means mantra and the other”O”(王)  represents king.         Sponsored Links   Sponsored Links Back to the page of Buddha statue

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The physical features of Buddha

  There are some arguments when Buddha was born and dead. His birth is thought as from B.C. 7th to B.C. 5 and it is said he died at eighty. After his passing away, people had worshiped his bones, stupa(tomb), and footprints as a religious object for decades. Beefing up as a religion,  the leaders of Buddhism designed new things of an idol,  for replacing Buddha’s belongings. That was the origin of Buddha statue.     But most of them didn’t know his physical feature as time had too much gone by and made up Buddha statue with idealization and imagination. In the process, they decided the thirty-two big and the eighty Read more about The physical features of Buddha[…]

Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) of Japanese Buddha statue

  A Buddha statue of Bosatsu  represents a figure of Buddha when he sought enlightenment. In Sanskrit language, Bosatsu is called as “Bodhisattvaa“. Sponsored Links     “Bodhi” means enlightenment and “sattvaa” is who lives. He is in the stage of trainning to be Nyorai who achieves it. Because he had been a prince of a royal family in ancient India, he had worn many accessories.   Nyorai(Tathāgata) for Japanese Buddha statue         Sponsored Links       Back to the page of Buddha statue

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Nyorai(Tathāgata) for Japanese Buddha statue

  “Nyorai” (如来)is the figure of the Buddha(Shakyamuni), who achieved enlightenment. The statues represent the figure of him. When you want to distinguish whether a statue is Buddha’s figure or not, 32 distinct physical features and 80 fine one, “Sanjunisou-Hachijishukou“(三十二相八十種好) will help you. After the trainning, “Bosatsu”(菩薩) is finally able to be the eminence and bocome Nyorai.(learn more about Bosatsu) Sponsored Links     But in Japan, the dogma of Buddhism really branched off  many ways through the history. Along with it, several types of Nyorai showed up and became to take on each role. There are four major kinds of it, including Shaka-Nyorai, Amida-nyorai, Yakushi-nyorai, and Dainichi-nyorai.             Read more about Nyorai(Tathāgata) for Japanese Buddha statue[…]

What does Buddha statue represent? And about the poses.(Japan)

Understanding for the meaning of Japanese Buddha statues There are more than 75,000 Buddhist temples in Japan, each of which has multiple Buddha statues. Also, the countless Buddha statues stand to protect travelers on the roadside.   But looking closely, you will find that they are different buddha. Also, they hold various poses. For example, Miroku Bosatsu at Koryuji Temple which is meditating Buddha statue means the class and the role in the Boddhism World.    There are 4 classes in the Buddha statue in Japan, and they have several types.  Among them, Tathagata and Bodhisattva have a form of pose. I would like to introduce what they mean.   Tathagata/Nyorai(如来) Tathagata/Nyorai represents the appearance of Read more about What does Buddha statue represent? And about the poses.(Japan)[…]