He seems to be a kind and happy Buddha, naked, unashamed, and a lovely shade of blue. He rides a symbolic elephant with three heads and six tusks. Whatever makes you happy, we say.
His female counterpart is Samantabhadrī with whom he is an almost perpetual embrace. They are both very into Yab-Yum and loving Tantric religious ecstasy — and are very popular in consequence. The Shakyamuni Trinity must get a bit crowded with all that embracing going on.
His Japanese incarnation is known as Fugen.
Samantabhadra Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
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Area of expertise: Truth
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Article last revised on September 20, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
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