Biographies of Patriarchs
The First Patriarch Vairocana Buddha
The Second Patriarch Vajrasattva Bodhisattva
Vajrasattva-mahasattva: a form of Samantabhadra (Pu Xian), reckoned as the second of the eight patriarchs of the Shingon Sect, also known as Vajrapani and other similar titles. The term is also applied to all Vajra-beings, or Vajra-bodhisattvas; especially those in the moon-circle in the east of the Diamond Mandala. Shakyamuni also takes the Vajrasattva form.
1. All beings are Vajrasattva, because of their Buddha-nature.
2. So are all beginners in the faith and practice.
3. So are the retinues of Aksobhya.
4. So is great Pu Xian.
(From A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms )
The Third Patriarch Nagarjuna Bodhisattva
The Fourth Patriarch Nagabodhi Bodhisattva
The Fifth Patriarch Maha Acarya Vajrabodhi
The Fifth Patriarch Maha Acarya Subhakarasimha
The Sixth Patriarch Maha Acarya Amoghavajra
The Sixth Patriarch Maha Acarya Yi Xing
The Seventh Patriarch Maha Acarya Hui Guo
The Eighth Patriarch Kobo Dashi
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