Seishi

Seishi

He Who Has Obtained Great Strength

ALSO KNOWN AS:

Tokudaisei; Tokudaiseishi; Daiseishi

CLASSIFICATION:

Bodhisattva; Bosatsu

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.

FAVOURED PEOPLE:

Seishi is the guardian of those born in the Year of the Horse.

Spirit allies:

Seishi is frequently depicted in the company of Amida and Kannon.

Direction:

South

ATTRIBUTE:

Lotus

SEE ALSO:

Amidha; Bodhisattva; Bosatsu; Kannon; Kings of Hell

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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