Fugen

Fugen – The One Who Is All Pervadingly Good

Fugen is the Japanese manifestation of Samant-abhadra, the Great Conduct Bodhisattva. He teaches that actions and conduct are equally important as thought and meditation. Fugen encourages devotees to diligently dedicate themselves to Buddhism. Fugen protects those who teach and uphold the Dharma.

ALSO KNOWN AS:

Henkitsu

CLASSIFICATION:

Bodhisattva; Bosatsu

FAVOURED PEOPLE:

Fugen is the guardian of those born in the Years of the Snake and Dragon.

Spirit allies:

Fugen and Manjusri are often venerated together as emblematic of wisdom and action.

ATTRIBUTES:

Lotus

Direction:

Southeast

Vehicle:

A six-tusked white elephant

SEE ALSO:

  • Bodhisattva
  • Bosatsu
  • Manjusri

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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