5 Buddhas Lamp (220V)
Material: Earth Material
Color: Transluscent Orange and Dark Stand
Dimension(in): 4x4x8.5 in
The five Dhyani Buddhas are mentioned in
most of the tantric systems and represent various physical and
mental aspects. Displaying this holy object will light up any
corner of your home instantly and bring about inexhaustible spiritual
power to bring boundless benefits into your living space. The
corner being lighten up will actually vibrate with powerful presence
of holy beings, thus bringing an infinity of cosmic spiritual
chi. This helps to transform the home into a peaceful sanctuary
of celestial peace and harmony. Lighting up auspicious lamps can
help one in their prayer or meditation to joyousness. The mantra
of the 5 Buddhas is: OM BUDDHAYA DHU, OM VAJRAYA DHU, OM RATNAYA
DHU, OM PADMAYA DHU, OM KARMAYA DHU. These lamps can also be used
at prayer altars in a pair as light offering to the buddhas, deities
Note: This item is sold piece by piece, not in one pair. It is
worth taking note that this item is intended for regions operating
at 220-240V. It is therefore not suitable for use in USA (110V).
A step-down transformer device is required if this needs to be
used in 110V regions. If not, alteration to the plug and a change
of bulb needs to be undertaken at destination.
The Dhyani Buddhas are highly important to Mahayana Buddhism, each rich with an abundance of significant symbolism. Specifically, each Dhyani Buddah is th embodiment of a characteristic wisdom of the Buddha, and each is believed to be capable of overcoming a particular evil with a particular good. The five also individualy represent one of the five skandhas (form, consciousness, feeling, perception, and mental formations). As well, each is relevant as the representation of a wisdom, a direction, a color, a family, a poison, an action, a symbol, an element, a season and a mudra! Additionally, each has their own consort, vehicle, and their own pure land.
Vairochana is the head of the Dhyani Buddhas,
as his color white is the summation of the other four (red, blue,
yellow, and green). These five Buddhas serve as particular iconography
for the historical Buddha's life, traits, and path to enlightenment.
They also all serve to identify one negative emotion of motivation
and transform it into a positive action. Vairochana transforms ignorance,
Akshobhya transforms attachment, Ratnasambhava transforms pride,
Amitabha transforms anger, and Amoghasiddhi transforms jealousy.
Shedding these five traits and embracing only their positive aspects
helps one on the path to enlightenment.
Vairochana is the conqueror
of ignorance and the leader of the five Dhyani Buddhas. His color
is white, as it is a blending of all the colors of the other Dhyani
Buddhas. Vairochana is typically depicted with the Dharmachakra
mudra (Wheel of Dharma) to signify the teachings of the dharma and
harkens to the Buddha's first sermon at Sarnath.
anger and attachment with the clarity of wisdom. He is associated
with the color blue, and is depicted in the earth-touching mudra.
This, of course, calls on the symbolic confrontation where the Buddha
called on the earth as his witness to defeat Mara. Akshobhya is
granted the east as his representative direction.
erodes pride with the understanding that all things are equal. He
displays the Varada mudra to represent charity, which is why he
is associated with the color yellow. Ratnasambhava represents the
Buddha's entire outlook onto humanity rather than a specific occurrence
in his life – which is suiting considering it applies to all points
equally. His cardinal direction is the south.
Amitabha is depicted
as red, for it is the color of compassion and love. Using these
tools, Amitabha invalidates anger. He's generally associated with
the properties of the lotus (his emblem) for being gentle, open
and pure. Amitabha's hands are in the Dhyana mudra, meaning the
mudra of meditation. His direction is the west.
Amoghasiddhi is the last of the Five Dhyani. Amoghasiddhi is the
buddha of the north. He is associated with energy and known as the
Lord of Karma and the Buddha of unfailing accomplishment. Amoghasiddhi
is the Buddha of all accomplishing wisdom. He is venerated not only
for his wisdom of success but he is also known to defeat envy. He
is often depicted as green. Amoghasiddhi wields the crossed vajra
or double dorje. The consort of Amoghasiddhi is the Green Tara.
She is believed to have emanated from Amoghasiddhi and like him,
she is a deity of action in the Buddhist pantheon.