Buddhism Religion & Practices — Japanese Buddhism

Fudo Myoo, the great protector also called Acala or Budong Mingwang

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Fudo Myoo, the great protector also called Acala or Budong Mingwang

Fudo Myoo (不 動 明王), "The Immovable", Sword of violence and wisdom. It is one of the fierce deities of the wisdom of Japanese Buddhism. He is depicted surrounded by flames and is identified with the Budong Mingwang of the Chinese. He is also called AcalaHe is classified among the vīdyārāja, or kings of wisdom, and belongs to the Myo-o. With his right hand he wields a flaming sword to sever the head of evil, and with his left he grasps a rope to raise his allies afloat. It is located in the center, among the other four gods located...

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