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5 Celestial Buddhas

5 Celestial Budhas or 5 Tathgatas sometimes just the 5 Budhas are:

1. Vairochana
2. Akshobhya
3. Ratnasambhava
4. Amitabha
5. Amoghsiddhi

five Tathagatas (Celestial Buddhas):

a jewel, symbol of Ratnasambhava
a thunderbolt scepter (vajra), symbol of Akshobhya
a wheel, symbol of Vairochana
a lotus, symbol of Amitabha
a thunderbolt scepter (vajra), symbol of Amoghasiddhi


The meaning of the five Tathagatas is then set forth and they are brought into relation with the
 
five skandhas (rupa, vedana, samjna, samskara, vijnana),
five brjas (mystic sounds, i. e. ah or aum, hum, tram, hrih, ah),
the trikhala (raga, dvesa, moha),
the trimala (artha, kama, cabda),
the trikaya, (kaya, vak, citta),
the triparartha (asih, punya, bhakti),
 
the five elements (earth, water, fire, wind, aether),
the five forms of skandha (kalala, arvuda, ghana, peci, pracakha) and
five kinds of insight (cacvata-, ornisprapanca-, adarcana- or prabhasvara-, akacamata- or grahyagrahakarahita-, pratyaveksana- or sarvadharmanairatmya- and krtyanca- or krtyanusthana-jnana).
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