不空成就如来

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
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不空成就如来: a Tibetan statue of Amoghasiddhi.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 不空成就如來 (pjuw khuwng dzyeng dzjuwH njo loj). Compare modern Mandarin 不空成就佛 (bùkōng chéngjiù fō), exchanging 如來 (rúlái) for roughly synonymous ().

The Middle Chinese term itself is a compound of 不空成就 + 如來:

  • 不空成就 is a translation of Sanskrit अमोघसिद्धि (amoghasiddhi), the name of this entity, and a compound of अमोघ (amogha, not in vain) + सिद्धि (siddhi, perfection; accomplishment, attainment; success).
  • 如來 is an abbreviation of either 如去如來 or 如來如去 (coming from suchness, going back into suchness), translations of Sanskrit तथागत (tathāgata, coming from suchness, going back into suchness; thus coming, thus going, exact meaning uncertain, see Wikipedia-logo.png Tathāgata on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Tathāgata)[1][2].

PronunciationEdit

  • On'yomi
  • IPA(key): [ɸɯᵝkɯᵝːd͡ʑʲo̞ːd͡ʑʲɯᵝ njo̞ɺ̠a̠i]

Proper nounEdit

不空成就如来 (hiragana ふくうじょうじゅにょらい, romaji Fukūjōju Nyorai)

  1. (religion, Buddhism) Fukūjōju Nyorai: the Buddha of the North, called Amoghasiddhi; the embodiment of the accomplishment of the Buddhist path and the overcoming of envy, one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas, and an important entity in Shingon Buddhism

Coordinate termsEdit

The 五智如来 (Go Chi Nyorai, Five Dhyani Buddhas) and associated directions are:

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
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