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Akṣobhya


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(Skt.). The ‘Immovable One’, one of the five Jinas.normally depicted iconographically as a blue, or sometimes white, saṃbhoga-kāya Buddha associated with the eastern quarter. He is also viewed as the embodiment of Mirror-like Awareness, one of the five awarenesses (pañca-jñāna), and as the lord of the Vajra Family (see five Buddha families). Early Mahāyāna devotion to Akṣobhya is associated with a belief in his Pure Land, known as Abhirati.

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