Akshobhya is one of the five dhyani buddhas (wisdom buddhas), along with Vairocana, Amitabha, Ratnasambhava, and Amoghasiddhi.
Akshobhya Buddha symbolizes the overcoming of passions such as anger and hatred towards other beings. The Akshobhya buddha originates from the blue mantra “Hum” and when he became a Buddha and reached enlightenment, he was given charge over the eastern paradise Abhirati. Sankskrit for this land translates to the joyous, so therefore, it is the land of the joyous. It is believed that those who are reborn in this realm can never fall back to lower realms of consciousness and are never to be born again. Therefore, it is said that all believers should seek to follow and fulfill the vow of Akshobhya. Akshobhya’s bija is Hum and his mantra is Om Akshobhya Hum.
Weight: 1.24kg (2.73 lb)
Height: 8″ (20.3 cm)
Statue is made of copper with bronze gilding and hand-painted face.
Handcrafted by Nepali-Tibetan artisans in Nepal.
In at least one legend Akshobhya was a Bodhisattva that vowed to never give into anger or disgust towards anyone. He was very immovable when it came to keeping his vows. This is how he received his name meaning the “immovable one.” It is said he pursued his enlightenment after an endlessly long amount of years. He finally obtained this enlightenment and along with it he obtained the Abhirati Paradise. Because of that, he is often used to meditate to when needing to overcome fear and hatred.
Akshobya is one of the central Buddha’s in the Vajrayana Buddhism. He is considered by some accounts the lord of the second tantra within the five Buddha families. Akshobhya is mentioned also in several Mahayana sutras, the Vimalakirti Nirdesa is the one in which he is most well known for.