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Akshobhya

by Micha F. Lindemans
"Immovable." The buddha who reigns over the eastern paradise Abhirati. He was once a monk who took a vow before the buddha who, long ago, reigned over Abhirati, never to feel anger or disgust towards any living being. He carried out this vow in such as way that he showed himself "immovable" and after endlessly long striving because Buddha Akshobhya and thus the ruler of the Abhirati paradise.

In Buddhism, paradise is not a location, but rather a state of consciousness.


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  • Etymology:
    immovable

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