Opakut Buddha, 多宝佛

 

Phra Opakut (Bua kem ) Buddha, silver image.

Phra OPaKut is a very famous Phra A-Ra-Hunt in Indian. The record showed that Phra OPaKut appear after Lord Buddha pass away 200 year. Phra OPaKut is highly respected in Indian, Burma, Thai, Cambodian and Laos. He has been deep knowledge of Visha and expert of concentration of mindfulness in Buddhism way.

Thai people believed that Phra OPaKut was the topmost a monk worships. It was believed that Phra OPaKut can help the owner from danger, evil forces, negative energy and all obstacles. Also this great Buddha is especially powerful for business success, wealth and peaceful life.

多宝佛银制小佛像: 多宝佛 ~ 《法华经》 中之佛名。系为证明 《法华经》 真实义而自地涌出的塔中佛。又译 大宝佛、宝胜佛、多宝如来。依 《法华经》 卷四 〈见宝塔品〉 所载,此佛为东方宝净世 界的教主。往昔行菩萨道时,立誓在成佛灭度之后,凡十方世界有宣说 《法华经》 之处,必自地涌现于前,以证明此经的真义。故释尊说 《法华经》 时,有七宝塔从地中涌出,耸立于空中,塔内即有多宝如来坐师子座,其全身姿态如入禅定状,并分半座与释尊。

关于此佛形像,据 《法华曼荼罗威仪形色法经》 偈所载,多宝如来头戴绀发冠,眉间放索毫光,普照 一切。身相黄金色,结智拳印。身被袈裟。跏趺(右压左)坐于大莲花上。而关于释迦如来的形像,则为头有绀青髻,眉间放白毫光,照东方八万,身相黄金色,左 手结拳印,身被袈裟,跏趺(左压右)坐于白莲华上。此系以多宝为金刚界大日如来,而以释迦为胎藏界大日如来之意。

佛教汉传并经世俗化后,“多宝” 之意与人们 “求财” 之意相吻合,多宝佛遂演变成佛门的财神,而受世人供奉。

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