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Buddhist Deity: Vajrapani, Bhutadamara

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In Vajrayana Buddhism there are the three famous bodhisattvas which represent the essential characteristics of all the buddhas of the ten directions and three times. Manjushri represents wisdom, Avalokiteshvara compassion and Vajrapani power. Vajrapani as caretaker and guardian of all the Tantras is the special deity for removing the various types of obstacles that can arise during intensive practice. Within the Sakya School in general and the Lamdre Tradition in particular Vajrapani in the form of Bhutadamara is the foremost practice for removing obstructions on the path of a practitioner.

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Jeff Watt, 12-1998 [updated 5-2017, 12-2020]

Toh 747. The Bhūta­ḍāmara Tantra (Bhūta­ḍāmara­tantram, འབྱུང་པོ་འདུལ་བའི་རྒྱུད། · ’byung po ’dul ba’i rgyud). 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha.