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Agyo by jyoujo Agyo by jyoujo


Agyō
Misshaku Kongō (密迹金剛), also called Agyō (阿形) is a symbol of overt violence: His mouth is depicted as being in the shape necessary to form the "ah" sound, leading to his alternate name, "Agyō"



Kongōrikishi (金剛力士) or Niō (仁王) are a pair of muscular guardians of the Buddha, standing at the entrance of many Buddhist temples in the form of frightening wrestler-like statues. They are manifestations of the Bodhisattva . The right statue is called Misshaku Kongō (密迹金剛) and has his mouth open, representing the vocalization of the first grapheme of Sanskrit Devanāgarī (अ) which is pronounced "a". The left statue is called Naraen Kongō (那羅延金剛) and has his mouth closed, representing the vocalization of the last grapheme of Devanāgarī (ह (ɦ)) which is pronounced "ɦuṃ" (हूँ). These two characters together symbolize the birth and death of all things. (Men are supposedly born speaking the "a" sound with mouths open and die speaking an "ɦūṃ" and mouths closed.) they signify "everything" or "all creation".
According to Japanese tradition, they travelled with the historical Buddha to protect him. Niō guardians justified the use of physical force to protect cherished values and beliefs against evil.



tomorrow i will post the working progress of Ungyō!


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Akatsukinaty Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shoot and the history is epic :iconthatsepicplz:
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:iconalekwak:
nice story! ;D
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Aneirin-Aryon Nov 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow, he looks quite muscular. : O Interesting back story on this one as well.
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jyoujo Nov 7, 2010  Student Photographer
the story is the best :D
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:iconaneirin-aryon:
Aneirin-Aryon Nov 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
It sounds really interesting. ^_^ Thanks for sharing it. :D
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ShadyBlues Nov 6, 2010  Student Photographer
how do you format your text in the comments like tht
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naomicchi-desu Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty cool!!
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SilverClawStudio Nov 6, 2010   General Artist
That is awesome !! I would love to see that in person it looks like it is huge !
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jyoujo Nov 6, 2010  Student Photographer
it sure is !
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SilverClawStudio Nov 6, 2010   General Artist
:)
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