十二火天

十二火天
The homa-, or fire-spirits; Whose representations, colours, magic words, signs, symbols, and mode of worship are given in the 大日經疏20. Also 十二火尊; 十二種火法. The twelve fire-spirits are:
(1) Indra or Vairocana, the discoverer or source of fire, symbolizing 智 knowledge;
(2) the moon 行滿 which progresses to fullness, with mercy as root and enlightenment as fruit, i,e. Buddha;
(3) the wind, represented as a half-moon, fanner of fame, of zeal, and by driving away dark clouds, of enlightenment;
(4) the red rays of the rising sun, rohitaka, his swords (or rays) indicating 議 wisdom;
(5) 沒M004101拏 a form half stern, half smiling, sternly driving away the passions and trials;
(6) 忿怒 irate, bellowing with open mouth, showing four teeth, flowing locks, one eye closed;
(7) 闍吒羅 fire burning within, i.e. the inner witness, or realization;
(8) 迄灑耶 the waster, or destroyer of waste and injurious products within, i.e. inner purification;
(9) 意生 the producer at will, capable of all variety, resembling Viśvakarman, the Brahmanic Vulcan;
(10) 羯羅微 the fire-eater;
(11) untraceable;
(12) 謨賀那 the completer, also the subduer of demons.

Chinese Buddhist terms dictionary (Chinese-English). . 2006.

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