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Buddha of beneficence

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Buddha of beneficence
他受用身 ( Jpn tajuyushin )

Also, body of beneficence. One of the four bodies of a Buddha. These four bodies correspond to the three bodies. They are

(1) the self-nature body, which corresponds to the Dharma body;
(2) the body of self-enjoyment, which corresponds to the reward body;
(3) the body of beneficence, which also corresponds to the reward body;
(4) the transformation body, which is similar to the manifested body.

A Buddha of beneficence is one who responds to the people's desire and benefits them through the various teachings that they hope to hear. This concept of Buddha is contrasted with that of a Buddha of self-enjoyment, who enjoys enlightenment attained as a result of past meritorious acts, such as Shakyamuni when he attained enlightenment under the bodhi tree.

See also; Buddha of limitless joy; Buddha of self-enjoyment.

Source

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