Posted by Imperial Harvest on 11 November 2021
Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins
Akasagarbha Bodhisattva (虛空藏菩薩) is the designated zodiac guardian for those born in the year of the Ox (1961, 1973, 1985, 1997), and the Tiger (1962, 1974, 1986, 1998). Regarded as one of the eight great bodhisattvas, his name can be translated to “boundless space treasury” — a reference to his compassion and infinitely vast wisdom.
Described in Buddhist sutras alongside numerous historical accounts, Akasagarbha is a benevolent deity with wisdom as boundless as space itself. According to religious sutras, Akasagarbha bestows his followers with the Six Perfections, presenting values central to our pursuit of success:
Those born in the years of the Ox and the Tiger share a strong affinity with Akasagarbha Bodhisattva. As we recall the legend of the great zodiac race, we are reminded of the actions displayed by the Ox and the Tiger. Despite facing various setbacks at the final length of the race, the Ox and the Tiger demonstrated traits of diligence, industriousness, endurance and resolution.
The wise and determined values characterised by the Ox and the Tiger marks their triumphs in reaching the end of the zodiac race, and stands as an apt reflection of the importance of these values in our own race towards our aspirations and success.
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Catering to those born in the years of the Ox and the Tiger, Imperial Harvest’s iconic Akasagarbha Bodhisattva embodies 4 auspicious emblems, bringing prosperity, luck and abundance to its destined owners.
These emblems featured in the Akasagarbha Bodhisattva are attributed with different functions to aid his designated devotees, empowering them to overcome various challenges in their personal and professional lives.
Five Buddha Crowns 五佛冠
Akasagarbha Bodhisattva dons the Five Buddha Crown, a symbol of his infinitely vast wisdom as well as his authority to command and fulfil the wishes of his designated devotees. This auspicious symbol imparts wise and thoughtful decision making upon destined wearers, empowering them with the clarity and insight to achieve their goals and aspirations.
Flaming Sword 烈焰佛光剑
The flaming sword wielded by Akasagarbha Bodhisattva symbolises how wisdom cuts through ignorance, a powerful allegory that illuminates the path to prosperity and success for his designated devotees. This removal of obstacles and challenges in an individual’s path fosters proactive actions, empowering them with inspiration and a multitude of opportunities.
Lotus with Glistening Jewels 珍佛莲花
Nestled in Akasagarbha Bodhisattva’s hand is a lotus surmounted by a wish-fulfilling jewel, a central icon representative of the clarity of body, speech and mind. In addition to this powerful symbol of triumph over obstacles and challenges. This wish-fulfilling jewel is one of the most formidable emblems of prosperity, aiding humanity in achieving abundance and success in their aspirations.
Mythical Phoenix (凤凰)
Legend dictates that Akasagarbha Bodhisattva resides in a heavenly realm filled with the sacred fragrance of Qinan Agarwood incense. The mythical phoenix rose from the ashes of the burnt incense, choosing to perch on Akasagarbha’s shoulder.
The image of the legendary phoenix is almost synonymous with good fortune, opportunities and luck. This auspicious emblem symbolises an all-conquering inner strength, and magnifying potential for success. As a personification of virtue, grace and self-reflective transformation, the phoenix endues influence and authority upon Akasagarbha Bodhisattva’s devotees — bestowing them with successful careers, businesses, investments, trading decisions.
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The values and principles of Akasagarbha Bodhisattva inspire and resonate with countless people born in the years of the Ox and the Tiger. The infinitely vast wisdom imparted, as well as his thoughtful nature stands as a testament to self-development and reflection.
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