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Five Buddha families

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Five Buddha families; Pancabuddhakula (Skt); sangs rgyas kyi rigs lnga (Tib).
Each of the five Buddha families is headed by a Buddha who represents the purified form of one of the five aggregates and a female Buddha who represents one of the five elements in purified form.

   Vairocana (Wheel family) represents purified form;
   Akshobya (Vajra family) purified consciousness;
   Ratnasambhava (Ratna family) the purified aspect of feeling;
   Amitabha (Padma family) perception /discrimination);
   Amoghasiddhi (Karma family) conditioning and motivational factors.