Ratnasambhava - Wisdom of Equality and Abundance
Ratnasambhava represents the wisdom of equality and transforms all inner feelings of pride into vision of equality and equanimity. His name “Ratnasambhava” can be translated as “born from the jewel” or "Origin of Jewels."
In Bardo Thodol, Tibetan Book of the Dead, he is depicted in union with his female consort Mamaki and attended by the male bodhisattvas Akashagarbha and Samantabhadra and the female bodisattvas Mala and Dhupa.
The lotus throne is supported on the backs of four golden yellow horses. Ratnasambhava’s body is made of golden yellow light and he is wearing richly embroidered yellow robes. His right hand is resting on his right knee with the open hand facing outwards in a gesture of supreme giving, the varada mudra.
His left hand is resting in his lap with the palm facing upwards and on the open palm Ratnasambhava holds a shining jewel, cintamani, a symbol of Bodhichitta as the highest value in Buddhism. His hair is blue/black in colour and he is smiling compassionately.
Around his head is an aura of green light and around his body is an aura of blue light. Ratnasambhava is associated with the qualities of giving, richness and abundance, expansiveness, beauty, creativity and the Wisdom of Equality.
On a worldly level Ratnasambhava represents wealth. One of the main Bodhisattvas in his entourage is Zambala, the manifestation of wealth and richness. Ratnasambhava is also associated with beauty and art.
The yellow light of aggregate of senses (vedana-skandha) in its pure dimension is a Wisdom of Equality - radiant, decorated with disks of rainbow light, bright and sparkling, unbearably bright to the eye, will radiate from the heart of Ratnasambhava and his consort into your heart ...”