He Who Has Obtained Great Strength
ALSO KNOWN AS:
Tokudaisei; Tokudaiseishi; Daiseishi
Seishi is the primary attendant of Amida Buddha. In the same manner that Kannon epitomizes compassion, so Seishi is the epitome of wisdom. Seishi sows the seeds of wisdom and saves people from hell realms via his gift of enlightenment. He presides over the traditional Japanese first year memorial service after death. His Sanskrit name is Mahasthamaprapta.
Seishi is the guardian of those born in the Year of the Horse.
Seishi is frequently depicted in the company of Amida and Kannon.
Amidha; Bodhisattva; Bosatsu; Kannon; Kings of Hell
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.