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Kokuzo Mandara (Classic Buddhist Art)


In Japan the Dhyani-Bodhisattva Akasagarbha is venerated under the name of Kokuzo.  This Bodhisattva  represents the etheric matrix within which the material world exists.  The fivefold manifestation of Kokuzo is said to represent the embodiment of five ancient Buddhas. Akshobhya (bottom); Ratna-sambhava (left), Mahavairocana (top), Amitayus (center); Amoghasidhi (right).  By yoga meditation the five vows associated with these figures will ennoble the character and discipline one’s conduct.  | 11″ x 17″