Buddhist Mythology

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ADI-BUDDHA

Buddhist Creator God

Also known as ADIBUDDHA

The Primordial Buddha

Not just one of the Buddhas. He is the primeval Buddha who existed long before Gautama Buddha. He was around before everything — even Buddhism itself. We are still trying to figure that one out ourselves.

Adi-Buddha is the universal essence of Buddhaness from which all Buddhas spring. He is identified with Samantabhadra, in mystical and sexual union with his female counterpart Samantabhadrī.

This has all been going on for a very long time and shows no sign of stopping.

Adi-Buddha Facts and Figures

Name: Adi-Buddha
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: ADIBUDDHA

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
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Article last updated on September 19, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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