Fukujoju bosatsu's suport

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Fukujoju bosatsu's suport

Post by tingdzin » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:09 am

Can someone tell me what Chinese word was used to describe the creature that is the throne-mount of Fukujoju bosatsu in the Kongocho-gyo tradition, as the peacock is for Muryoju-butsu? I know the Indic and Tibetan, but I am curious as to what word or words the translators chose to render it into Chinese, and what other connotations this creature has, if any, outside the Buddhist tradition.

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Re: Fukujoju bosatsu's suport

Post by Queequeg » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:57 pm

I didn't find Fukujoju Bosatsu, but rather Fukujoju Nyorai (Amoghasiddhi) at Onmarkproductions. Are they the same? There the mount is indicated as Garuda 迦楼羅.

http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/g ... orai.shtml
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

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There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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