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Celestial Buddhas

Celestial Buddhas. Those Buddhas, or those manifestations of the one buddha-nature, who appear in the trikāya forms of manifestation, in the sambhoga-kāya. They are accompanied by bodhisattvas. They are prolific in number. Major celestial Buddhas are Amitābha/Amida, Akṣobhya, Vairocana, Ratnasaṃbhava, Amoghasiddhi, and various Buddhas associated with Vajrayāna. In Tantric Buddhism, there are also terrifying or wrathful Buddhas, e.g. Heruka, Hevajra, and Śaṃvara.

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