Sarvanivaranavishkambhin

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Sarvanivāraṇaviṣkambhin
Sanskrit

सर्वनिवारणविष्कम्भिन्


Sarvanivāraṇaviṣkambhin
Chinese (Traditional)
除盖障菩薩
(Simplified)
除盖障菩萨
(Pinyin: Chúgàizhàng Púsà)

(Traditional)
凈諸業障菩薩
(Simplified)
净诸业障菩萨
(Pinyin: Jìngzhūyèzhàng Púsà)
Japanese

除蓋障菩薩じょがいしょうぼさつ


(romaji: Jogaishō Bosatsu)
Korean 정제업장보살
(RR: Jeongje'eobjang Bosal)
제개장보살
(RR: Jegaejang Bosal)
Tibetan སྒྲིབ་པ་རྣམ་སེལ་
Wylie: sgrib pa rnam sel
THL: dribpa nam sel
Vietnamese Trừ Cái Chướng Bồ Tát
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Sarvanivāraṇaviṣkambhin is a bodhisattva who is revered in Mahāyāna Buddhism as one of the eight great bodhisattvas.

Role

He is invoked to remove or eliminate all the obstacles to insure a successful meditation.

In Vajrayāna

In Vajrana Buddhism, he is usually placed in the lineage of Amoghasiddhi Buddha, one of the five Dhyani Buddhas, more rarely of Akshobhya Buddha. He is sometimes considered a form of Vajrapāṇi, though this is most likely a confusion with the mahāsattva Mahāsthāmāprāpta which Vajrapāṇi is one of its incarnations.

Iconography

In iconography, he has often a flower in one hand, sometimes with a jewel (Cintamaṇi).

Sutras and tantras

He is mentioned in the Lotus Sutra, in which he pays homage to Avalokiteśvara, and in the Mahavairocana Tantra.

Mantra

The mantra of this great bodhisattva to remove all obstacles and disturbances mentioned in the Vairocana-sūtra, is as follows:

namaḥ samantabuddhānāṃ/ aḥ/ sattva hitābhyudgata/ traṃ/ traṃ/ raṃ/ raṃ/ svāhā

Bibliography

Radha Banerjee: Ashtamahābodhisattva, the Eight Great Bodhisattvas in Art and Literature, Abha Prakashan, (ISBN 81-85704-22-8)

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