Akashagarbha, Bodhisattva

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Akashagarbha (Skt. Ākāśagarbha; Tib. ནམ་མཁའི་སྙིང་པོ་, Namkhé Nyingpo; Wyl. nam mkha'i snying po) — one of the eight great bodhisattvas. The name means 'nucleus of space.' Akashagarbha is associated with the element of space (aksasha, ཨཱ་ཀཱ་ཤ་, A kA sha.), as well as wisdom and knowledge similar to Manjushri. He is often depicted as blue, yellow or green in colour and holding a sword to cut through the destructive emotions.

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