Monday, November 26, 2007

rin chen 'byung gnas - Ratnasambhava

The dhyani buddha associated with mnyam pa nyid kyi ye shes is rin chen 'byung gnas, Ratnasambhava.

rin chen is jewel, ratna in Sanskrit. 'byung gnas is source, place of origin, sambhava in Sanskrit. Thus, padmasambhava might now make sense - Origin of Lotus, or Born from Lotus as this title of the second Buddha of Tibet is sometimes translated in English.

Ratnasambhava is yellow in color. The element associated with Ratnasambhava is earth.

The mandala entrance, or direction, is south. The symbol is of course a ratna, or jewel.

Next, the skandha associated with mnyam pa nyid kyi ye shes.

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