ra tna saṃ bha va
Ratnasambhava is the yellow Buddha of the southern quarter. His name means "jewel born". His emblem is the ratna jewel, symbolising the Bodhicitta, the highest value of the Buddhist. His mudra is dana or generosity, the most fundamental Buddhist virtue. He represents, therefore, both the highest values and virtues of Buddhism.
He is also associated with the Tantric rite of increase, and with prosperity generally.
Ratnasambhava first appears, along with Amoghasiddhi, in the Sarvatathāgata Tattvasaṃgraha Tantra in the late 7th or early 8th century.
For more on the role of Ratnasambhava, and his partner Amodhasiddhi, in the Mandala of the Jinas try my essay: Ratnasambhava quest que cest?
mandala of the jinas
|position in mandala||south|
|Wisdom||Wisdom of sameness|
Other Jinas: Vairocana | Akṣobhya | Amitābha | Amoghasiddhi
Ratnasambhava's seed syllable is traṃ.
|traṃ in Tibetan
- Uchen script
ओँ र त्न स न्भ व त्रँ
Tibetan - Uchen
oṃ ra tna saṃ bha va traṃ
oṃ ratnasambhava traṃ