Myo-o (#14 on
Earthly desires in this Buddhism are
not to be suppressed. Rather, we use the energy of single-minded desire
to reveal our enlightenment. When you truly chant for your heart’s desire,
it's like you are shooting an arrow. The truer you are to your true desire,
the truer your aim. The amazing part is that you are really pointing that
arrow at your own life. You are sending the arrow of enlightenment to the
exact thing, be it a false belief, a fear, a lack of faith, that is preventing
you from getting that which you desire.
Deity of romantic
by other sects — note the statue at right
desire into enlightenment
He may be said to represent yearning
on the Gohonzon
In Fudo’s left
hand is a rope to bind the demons. In his right other hand, he holds high
a flaming thunderbolt sword. This sword is the voice of the Buddha saying:
"Make all things work for your enlightenment." This sword crashes down
and cuts through the demons (which, in reality, are your own internal demons).
Further, Fudo sits in a raging fire and chooses not to move. He has decided
to make the fire work for his enlightenment. Similarly, every situation
in our life exists for the sole purpose of leading us to our own happiness.
He sits in fire
but is immovable
He holds a thunderbolt
and a rope and he uses these tools to defeat devils
all things work towards enlightenment, achieving goals "no matter what"
and Fudo Myo'o Together
A key passage
from the Lotus Sutra reads:
living beings have become truly faithful,
the concentration of the “single-mindedly desiring to see the Buddha.”
Fudo represents “not hesitating even if it costs them their lives.” We
have this wonderful life (our own) and we have been endowed with the Great
Mandala. Will we have the same opportunity next life? We should proceed
as if this life is the one that will change the course of our karma and
create genuine happiness for many, many lifetimes to come. This is
the meaning of “not hesitating even if it costs them their lives.”
and upright, gentle in intent,
desiring to see the Buddha
even if it costs them their lives,
and the assembly of monks
together on Holy Eagle Peak.
Siddam Sound Characters
Siddam is an
Indian written ceremonial language. Aizen and Fudo are the only beings
on the Gohonzon written in this language.
and Fudo (Ham) are the only true sound characters on the Gohonzon.
When combined they make the sound OAM. OAM is considered a sacred sound,
encompassing all other sounds.