Who exactly is Acala/Fudo Myoo?

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Who exactly is Acala/Fudo Myoo?

Postby Red Faced Buddha » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:20 pm

I'm fascinated by Acala,however,I couldn't find out much about him.I'm not sure whether he's an enlightened being or a wordly protector or what.
A person once asked me why I would want to stop rebirth. "It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want to be reborn."
I replied. "Wanting to be reborn is like wanting to stay in a jail cell, when you have the chance to go free and experience the whole wide world. Does a convict, on being freed from his shabby, constricting, little cell, suddenly say "I really want to go back to jail and be put in a cell. It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want that?"

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Re: Who exactly is Acala/Fudo Myoo?

Postby kirtu » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:30 pm

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Re: Who exactly is Acala/Fudo Myoo?

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Re: Who exactly is Acala/Fudo Myoo?

Postby Meido » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:48 pm

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Re: Who exactly is Acala/Fudo Myoo?

Postby Su DongPo » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:24 pm

Fudo Myoo, aka Ayra Acalanatha, is a wisdom deity said to be an emanation of Vairocana Buddha. He is HUGE in Japan, particularly in Shingon, but also in Tendai, I am told. Here's the information on him from the Shingon Buddhist Institute:

Fudo Myoo / Acala Vidyârâja

Same info but with stone carving here --

I do not know the ultimate source for this but over the summer I found a "Fudo Sutra" via the Scribd database:

"The Fudo Sutra" compiled by Frederic Lecut - 2010

More anon --

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Re: Who exactly is Acala/Fudo Myoo?

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