steveb1 wrote:Visiting various Buddhist sites I've come across the concept of Adi-Buddha, or Samantabhadra - the Primordial Buddha, who is said to have a creator-like function.
Can anyone inform me if Shin/Jodo Shinshu accepts the existence of the Primordial Buddha, and if so, does Amida Buddha have any particular relationship to, or interaction with, the Adi-Buddha?
Thanks in advance for any information
sinweiy wrote:i see it was a form of Dharmakaya or "Buddha-body of reality" or Dharma Body. All Buddhas have the Three Kayas/bodies.
Three kayas: the dharmakaya, or absolute body; the sambhogakaya, or body of divine enjoyment; and the nirmanakaya, or manifested body. These correspond to the mind, speech, and body of an enlightened Buddha.
As Amitabha is an Emanation body; the corresponding Enjoyment body is Amitayus, "infinite life"-propitiated for longevity; the Dharma body is known as Ananta-prabha, "boundless illumination."
how to you understand Dharmakaya? to me Ananta-prabha is the same as "Adi-Buddha".
Yudron wrote:In the Nyingma tradition, I've personally never seen Amitabha is depicted as an "emanation body" Nirmanakaya, but quite often as the pema family Dharmakaya buddha. Occasionally, a Sambogakaya yab yum form will appear in sadhanas or thankas with Samantabhadra occupying the Dharmakaya position... but this is the exception, rather than the rule in our tradition to my understanding.
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