Dharmakaya of Amitabha sanskrit naming?

Dharmakaya of Amitabha sanskrit naming?

Postby sinweiy » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:49 am

i used to come across a sanskrit naming for Amitabha in the Dharmakaya form?
anybody know?
as we know Amitabha is nirmanakaya. sambhogakaya is Amitayus.

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Re: Dharmakaya of Amitabha sanskrit naming?

Postby Astus » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:55 pm

That is not a definite distinction accepted by all. Amita Buddha (without dividing it to Amitabha and Amitayus) was thought of by different authors in East Asia as any of the three buddha-bodies.
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T51n2076, p461b24-26)
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Re: Dharmakaya of Amitabha sanskrit naming?

Postby sinweiy » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:10 am

at last i found it. we cannot lose this. :anjali:

Ananta-prabha
Amitabha is an Emanation body; the corresponding Enjoyment body is Amitayus, "infinite life"-propitiated for longevity; the Dharma body is Ananta-prabha, "boundless illumination."

yes, there are different perspectives..:-

In the text, it describes Amitabha as nirmanakaya, sambhogakaya or dharmakaya. These 3 are simply different aspects of forms. Each kaya has 3 different facets. For example, the dharmakaya of dharmakaya is Buddha Samantabhadra; the sambhogakaya of dharmakaya is Vajradhara; the nirmanakayas of dharmakaya are the 5 lords of the buddha-families. So, Amitabha, as head of the Lotus family, is classified here as nirmanakaya. The dharmakaya of sambhogakaya is Vajradhara; the sambhogakaya of sambhogakaya is Vairochana Gangchentso; the nirmanakaya of sambhogakaya is Sakyamuni Buddha. The dharmakaya of nirmanakaya is Amitabha; the sambhogakaya of nirmanakaya is Chenrezig; the nirmanakaya of nirmanakaya is Guru Rinpoche. So, here, Amitabha is the dharmakaya.

http://www.purifymind.com/Amitabha.html


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Re: Dharmakaya of Amitabha sanskrit naming?

Postby Astus » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:49 am

Dharmakaya Amitabha,
Sambhogakaya Avalokitesvara,
Nirmanakaya Padmasambhava -
I bow before the divine Trikaya!

(Nyang-ral Nyi-ma-'od-zer quoted in Approaching the Land of Bliss, p. 24)
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T51n2076, p461b24-26)
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