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Buddha of self-enjoyment

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Buddha of self-enjoyment
自受用身 ( Jpn jijuyushin )

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

See also; Buddha of limitless joy.

Source

www.sgilibrary.org