AKSOBHYA, one of the five DHYANIBUDDHAS, or “Great Buddhas of Wisdom”, rules over the eastern paradise Abhirati. His name means “Immovable”, and he is said to subjugate passions and enjoy mirror like wisdom.

Long ago when Aksobhya was monk, he vowed before the buddha who then ruled over Abhirati that he would never experience anger or repulsion. After endlessly striving to achieve this goal, he finally became a buddha and took up rulership over Abhirati. Anyone who is reborn in Abhirati will never

fall into lower levels of consciousness, so all believers seek, like Aksobhya, to conquer passion.