rdo rje legs pa

From Rangjung Yeshe Wiki - Dharma Dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is the RYI Dictionary content as presented on the site http://rywiki.tsadra.org/, which is being changed fundamentally and will become hard to use within the GoldenDict application. If you are using GoldenDict, please either download and import the rydic2003 file from DigitalTibetan (WayBack Machine version as the site was shut down in November 2021).

Or go directly to http://rywiki.tsadra.org/ for more upcoming features.

vajrasadhu, epithet of a tutelary deity [JV]

Vajrasadhu [RY]

Vajrasādhu, a Dharma protector. Nalanda Translations: "Vajrasādhu was the god of gambling and war when he was subdued and samaya-bound by Padmasambhava to be a protector of the teachings. Often referred to as “samaya-bound Vajrasādhu,” he can be depicted in two ways. In the Kagyü tradition, he is black, holding a hammer in his right hand and a bellows in his left, the accoutrements of a blacksmith, riding a brown he-goat. In the Nyingma tradition, he is red, holding a vajra in his right hand and a heart in his left, riding a lion. In his painting of the thangka for The Sadhana of Mahamudra, Sherapalden Beru includes Vajrasādhu in the lower right corner—in this case, a combination of both traditions... Vajrasādhu is an emanation of Vajrapani, the Lord of Secret, protector of the Vajrayana teachings." [Erick Tsiknopoulos]