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

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[…]