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Buddhist Deity: Vairochana Buddha (Vajra Mudra)

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Vairochana Buddha with the hands held in the supreme enlightenment or 'vajra' gesture (mudra) as described in the Tattvasamgraha Tantra.

"... in the middle of a lion throne , above a lotus and moon is Bhagavan Vairochana, with a body white in colour, seated in vajra posture. The two hands are in the gesture of supreme enlightenment - holding a five pointed vajra of the tatagatas, with a backrest [torana] of the rays of the sun, wearing upper and lower heavenly garments, and a jewelled crown. Having four faces, the front looks to the East." (rgyud sde kun btus, volume 4, page 69).

Jeff Watt 8-2013