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Purification & Healing | Deities According to Function (Buddhist)

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Vajrasattva is the principal deity of purification for moral and ethical faults, however for specific defilements and sickness there is a wide range of specialized deities.

The subject in general has two broad distinctions which overlap in many ways: [1] Purification, [2] Healing. These can further be sub-divided into the Four Activities of [1] Peaceful, [2] Increasing [3] Powerful and [4] Wrathful.

Jeff Watt 5-2000 [updated 6-2017]