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VERSES OF THE EIGHT NOBLE AUSPICIOUS ONES
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If you chant these words once before beginning an activity, it will be easily
accomplished, just as you wish. Therefore, no matter what, hold this in
your mind.
A, $%-Y.-i3-.$-<%-28/-z/-P2-0:, ,
OM AG SI AM DAG RAG ZHI LHU DRUP PAY
OM. HomagetotheBuddha, DharmaandNobleSangha
2N->?-K$?-2&:-8%-/-28$?-0-;, ,
TASHI CHOK CH ZHIG AZHUG PAYI
All that dwell intheauspiciousrealmsof thetendirections,
?%?-o?-(?-.%-.$-:./-:1$?-0:-5$?, ,
SAG GYE CH DAG GE DU PHAG PAYTSOK
Whereall appearanceandexistenceiscompletelypure.
!/-=-K$-:5=-2.$-&$-2N->?->$ ,
K LACHAGTSALDAG CHAGTASHI SHOG
Their natureisspontaneouslyperfect. Mayall beauspiciousfor us!
1/-3:-o=-0-l=-2g/-./-P2-.$%?, ,
DRLMAYGYALPOTSALTE D DRUP GOG
DrnmeyGyalpo, TsaltenDndrupgong
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Thisisashortenedprayer of the
Sutra of the Words of
Auspiciousness bytheBuddha.
Theoriginal prayer isverylong
soMiphamshortenedit.
TheBuddhawasaskedif there
werespecificBuddhasand
deitieswhosenameswemen-
tionedcoulddispell harmand
protect us.
SeeAppendixA for moreonthe
purposeof thisprayer
Mudra: none
Visualization: none
Thisprayer iscommonlycalled
theTashi prayer. AppendixA de-
scribeswhyandwhenweshould
dothisprayer.
Thenoblesanghaarethebod-
hisattvaswhohaveachievedat
least thefirst bodhisattvalevel.
Dwellinginthe10directions
meanseverywhere withthe4
pointsof thecompass, the4in-
termediatedirections, andup
anddown.
All that oneperceivesandall
that existsthat wecannot per-
ceiveisprimordiallypurefrom
thebeginningof time.
Herethetext isdescribingthe
natureof phenomenaat theulti-
matelevel of reality.
THE EIGHT BUDDHAS
TheSakyamuni Buddhawas
askedtonamespecificBuddhas
whocoulddispell harmandpro-
tect us.
1. DronmayGyalpoKingof
lamps inEasternrealmof
Drokden.
2. TsaltenDondrupgongones
aimisstableandpowerful
L3?-0:-o/-.0=-.$-P$?-.0=-.3-0, ,
JAM PAYGYE PALGE DRAK PALDAM PA
J ampayGyenpal, GedrakPaldampa,
!/-=-.$%?-0-o-(<-P$?-0-&/, ,
K LAGOG PAGYACHER DRAK PACHE
KnlaGongpaGyacher Drakpachen,
z/-0-v<-:1$?-l=-P$?-.0=-.%-/, ,
LH POTAR PHAGTSALDRAK PALDAG I
Lhnpotar Phagtsal Drakpal,
?3?-&/-,3?-&.-=-.$%?-P$?-0:-.0=, ,
SEM CHE THAM CHE LAGOG DRAK PAYPAL
SemchenTamchelaGongdrakPaypal,
;.-53-36.-0-l=-<2-P$?-.0=-+, ,
YI TSIM DZEPATSALRAB DRAK PALTE
YitsimDzepaTsalrabDrakpal
35/-43-,?-0:-2N->?-.0=-:1=-2, ,
TSE TSAMTH PAYTASHI PALPELWA
HomagetotheEight Sugatas!
2.-2<-$>$?-0-2o.-=-K$-:5=-=, ,
DE WAR SHEGPAGYE LACHAGTSALLO
J ust hearingyour namesincreasesauspiciousnessandsuccess!
3. J ampayGyenpal gloriousor-
nament of love
4. GedrakPaldanpasacredand
gloriousrenownedpersonof
virtue
5. KunlaGongpaGyacher Drak-
pachengreatlyrenowned
thought of all
6. Lunpator Phaktsal Drakpal
glorious, famous, andpowerful
exhaultedlikeamountain
7. SemchenTomchelaGondrak
Paypal gloriousrenowned-- one
whothinksof all beings
8. YitsimDzenpaTsatrapDrak-
pal gloriousandreowned, most
powerful satisfier of thewishes
of beings.
I couldnot findanydescription
of these8Buddhas.
ThranguRinpochesaysthat
whenit sayshearingyour
names meansthat wearethink-
ingthenameandholdingit in
our mindwhilesayingit.
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:)3-.0=-$8/-/-.0=-w/-h-e-:6/, ,
JAM PALZH U PALDE DORJE DZI
Youthful Manjushri, GloriousVajrapani,
,/-<?-$9$?-.2%-3$/-0-L3?-0:-.0=, ,
CHEREZIGWAG G PO JAM PAYPAL
Powerful Avalokiteshvara, Protector Maitreya,
?-;-~%-0-12-0-i3-0<-?=, ,
SAYI YIG PO DRIB PAAM PAR SEL
Ksitagarbha, Nivaranaviskhambin,
/3-3#:-~%-0-:1$?-3($-!/-+-29%, ,
AM KHAYYIG PO PHAG CHOK KU TU ZAG
AkashagarbhaandSamantabhadra,
Aa=-h-e-0.-.!<-[->%-.%-, ,
UT PALDORJE PE KAR LU SHIG DAG
YouwhogracefullyholdasemblemstheUtpalaflower, vajra,
whitelotus, nagatree,
EIGHT MALE BODHISATTVAS
Thesearetheeight maleheart
sonswhoreceivedteachingsdi-
rectlyfromtheBuddhaandare
Buddhaswhopromisedtokeep
returningandhelpingsentient be-
ings.
1. Manjushri isdeityof wisdom
that holdsswordtocut all false
views.
2. Vajrapani isamajor protector
andholdsavajra.
3. Chenrezigisthemajor deityof
compassionandholdsawhite
lotus.
4. Maitreyawhowill bethenext
Buddhaholdingastaff of anaga
tree.
5.Ksitagrabhameansessenceof
theearth andholdsajewel.
6.Nivaranaviskanbinremover of
all obscurations holdsablue
lotusflower.
7. Akashgarbhaessenceof
space holdsamoon.
8. Samantrabhadraistheprimori-
dal buddhaandholdsasun.
SeeAppendixB for adescription
of thesemaleBodhisattvas
EIGHT FEMALE BODHISATTVAS
The8femaleBodhisattvasare
alsoBuddhasmanifestingascon-
sortstotheBuddhas. Theymani-
fest asthe8offeringgoddesses
andcontinuallymakeofferingsto
all theBuddhas. Theyareidenti-
fiedbytheimplementsintheir
hands. Together theypacifydis-
taster andpromotesuccess.
1. BlueUpalaflower isconsort of
Nivarmakiskanbin.
2. Vajraisconsort of Vajrapani.
3. Whitelotusisconsort of
Chenrezig.
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/<-2-^-2-<=-P-*-3-;, ,
ORBU DAWARALDRI YIMAYI
J ewel, moon, swordandsun,
K$-35/-=$?-2$3?-2N->?-.0=-I-3($ ,
CHAGTSE LEGAMTASHI PALGYI CHOK
Andaresupremeingrantingauspiciousnessandsuccess
L%-(2-?3?-.0:-2o.-=-K$-:5=-=, ,
JAGCHUB SEMPAGYE LACHAGTSALLO
Homagetoyou, Eight Bodhisattvas.
</-(/-$.$?-3($-2N->?-$?<-I-*, ,
RI CHE DUG CHOKTASHI SER GYI YA
Themost preciousUmbrella, theAuspiciousGoldenFishes,
:..-:L%-23-29%-;.-:%-!-3-=, ,
D JUG BUM ZAGYI OG KAMALA
TheWish-fulfillingVaseof Goodness, theexquisiteKamalaflower,
~/-P$?-.%-.%-1/-5$?-.0=-2:, ,
YE DRAK DUG DAG PHTSOK PALBE U
TheConchof Fame, theGloriousKnot of Prosperity,
3-/2-o=-35/-.2%-2+<-:#<-=-!, ,
MIUB GYALTSE WAGGYUR KHORLOTE
TheEternal Banner of VictoryandWheel of Dominion
</-(/-g$?-3($-2o.-G-K$-35/-&/, ,
RI CHE TAG CHOK GYE KHI CHAGTSE CHE
ThesearetheEight Most PreciousEmblemsyouhold.
4. aga tree is consort of
Maitreya.
5. Jewel is consort of Ksita-
garbha.
6. Moon is consort of
Akasha-garbha.
7. Sword is consort of Man-
jushri.
8. Sun is consort of Samantra-
bhadra.
Thegodessesare:
1. Lasya 2. Gita,
3. arti 4. Mala
5. Dupi 6. Puspa
7. Aloke 8. Gandha
SeeAppendixC for Offering
Goddesses
They are identified by their at-
tributes again.
1.Umbrella reverses adverse
economic problems.
2. Golden fishes bring clear
vision of sight, intelligence and
physical health.
3.Golden vase brings
inexhautible wealth and
melody of Dharma.
4. Kamala flower brings
auspicous speech.
5. Conch fame and pacifies
contagious illnesses.
6. The glorious knot causes
accomplishement of ones
wishes.
7. The victory banner brings
physical power and victory
over ones enemies.
8. The wheel brings control
over ones environment and ag-
gression of others.
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K$?-.?-o=-2-3(.-&%-.I?-2*.-3, ,
CHOK D GYALWACH CHIG GYE KYE MA
Youcreatorsof delight, makingofferingstotheBuddhasof all direc-
tionsandtimes,
|$-?$?-%-2-S/-0?-.0=-%=-2:, ,
GEK SOG GOWO DREPE PALPELWAY
HomagetotheEightAuspiciousGoddesses, Goddessof Enchant-
ment andtheothers
2N->?-z-3-2o.-=-K$-:5=-=, ,
TASHI LHAMO GYE LACHAGTSALLO
J ust thinkingof your essential qualitiesmakessuccessgrowmore
andmore!
5%?-0-(/-0-2.-:L%-Y.-3.-2, ,
TSAG PACHEPO DE JUG SE ME BU
Protectors: Mahabrahma, Shambhu,
3$-!%-w/-.%-o=-0-;=-:#<-Y%-, ,
MIGTOG DE DAG GYALPOYULKHOR SUG
Narayana, Sahasrajna.
:1$?-*?-0-.%-[-.2%-3$-3-29%-, ,
PHAG KYE PO DAG LUWAG MIG MI ZAG
Kings: Dritirashtra; Virudhaka;
SeeAppendixD for theeight
auspicioussymbols.
EIGHT PROTECTORS
First arethefour Hindugods
whomet theBuddhawhenhe
wasmeditatingunder thebodhi
tree.
1. Mahabrahma(holdsdharma
wheel) isHindugodBrahma
2. Shambhu(holdstrident) and
istheHindugodShiva
3. Narayana(holdsspear) isthe
HindugodVishnu
4. Saharajna(holdsvajra) and
isHindugodIndra.
Next arethefour protector
kingswhoguardthefour
directionsof Mount Meru.
5. Dritirashtra(holdsvina) and
kingof grandavas?
6. Virudhaka(holdssword) and
iskingof Kumbhandas?
7. Virupaksha(holdsstupa)
andiskingof Nagas.
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i3-,?-Y?-+-z-m?-:#<-=-.%-, ,
AMTH SE TE LHADZE KHOR LO DAG
Virupaksha, Lordof Nagas; Vaishravana
Q->-=-.%-3.%-,%-h-e-&/, ,
TRI SHU LADAG DU THUG DORJE CHE
Eachoneholdingawheel, trident, lance, vajra,
0-7-<=-P-3(.-g/-o=-35/-:6/, ,
PIWAM RALDRI CHRTE GYALTSE DZI
Vina, sword, stupaandbanner of victory
?-$?3-$/?-?-2N->?-.$-=$?-%=, ,
SASUM ESU TASHI GELEG PEL
Homagetoyou, Eight Guardiansof theWorld,
:)$-g/-*%-2-2o.-=-K$-:5=-=, ,
JIGTE KYOGWAGYE LACHAGTSALLO
Whomakeauspiciousnessandpositivitygrowinthethreerealms!
2.$-&$-.%-:.<-L-2-l3-0-=, ,
DAG CHAG DEGDIR JAWATSOMPALA
Maytheworkweareabout tobegin
$$?-.%-*-2<-:5-2-!/-8-/?, ,
GEK DAG YEWAR TSEWAKU SHI E
Befreefromall obstaclesandimminent dangers,
:..-./-.0=-:1=-2?3-./-;.-28/-:P2, ,
D D PALPHELSAMDYISHI DRUP
And, meetingwithever-growingfulfilment andsuccess,
8. Vaishravana(holdsvictory
banner) andkingof Yakshas.
SeeAppendixE for adescrip-
tionof these8Protectors.
ASPIRATIOAL PRAYER
Wehavepaidhomageto four
setsof eight deitiesor 32inall.
Theyarethe
8Buddhas
8MaleBodhisattvas
8FemaleBodhisattvas
8Protectors
Thewholepurposeof the
prayer isgivenonthenext
page.
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2N->?-2.-=$?-1/-?3-5$?-0<->$ ,
TASHI DELEG PHTSUMTSOKPAR SHOG
Bringgoodfortune, prosperity, happinessandpeace!
w%-5-2e.-/-.-*/-./-!/-:P2, ,*=-5-2e.-/-k-=3-29%-0<-3,%-, ,$;=-
.-:)$-5-2e.-/-K$?-=?-o=, ,L-2-2l3?-.?-2e.-/-:..-./-:1=, ,o/-
.-2e.-/-5-.0=-P$?-:L<->?, ,2.-=$?-1/-5$?-2?3-./-;.-28/-
:P2, ,#$-12-!/-L%-3%/-3,-%?-=$?-G?, ,./-!/-:P2-0-o=-2-3($-
$?-$?%?, ,<2-5?-3-3=-^-2- 5?- $9:-*-3-.%-o-{<-o=-I-.?-29%-
0:-(-=-:)3-.0=-.I?-0:-h-e:-;.-35-=?-L%-2-/<-2:-?->=-(/-0,
,3;=,,
ThesublimeConqueror saidthat if onerecites this prayer whenongets up,
onewill achieveall onesaimsthatday; if onerecitesitbeforegoingtosleep,
onewill havegooddreams; if onereciteit asoneentersintobattle, onewill
bevictorious inevery respect; if onerecites it whenonebegins aproject,
onesplanswill succeed; if onerecitesit dailyoneslifespan, success, fame
andwealthwill increase, onewill accomplishonesaimsexactlyasonehas
plannedandfindperfecthappiness; all negativeactionsandobscurationswill
bepurifiedandall onesdesiresfor thehighesttemporal andultimatehappi-
nesswill befulfilled.
.
This is a great garland of jewels which rose out of the oceanic mind of Jam-
pel Gyepai Dorje (Mipham Rinpoche) at a perfect time, the third day of the
fifth month, a Sunday, in the Fire Monkey year, at an auspicious moment when
the constellation of the Victor was dominant.
MANGALAM !
ThisendingisbyMipham
Rinpocheandtellsonehowto
developpositivekarmaby
simplysayingandthinking
about all thepreciousones.
SeeAppendixA for whenhe
usesthisprayer.
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Appendix A
Description of the Tashi Prayer
By Khenpo Karthar
I will speakbrieflyonthistext. Shakyamuni Buddhataught what isknownasthe
Sutra of Auspicious Words. Thisprayer consistsof thenamesof eight different buddhas, fol-
lowedbythenamesof eight bodhisattvas. Thentherearethenamesof eight femalebod-
hisattvasandof eight dharma, protectors. Theseareall outlinedinthisprayer. Theteachings
of theLordBuddhatell ustorecitethesethirty-twonamesof enlightenedbeings. Bycalling
uponthenamesof thosethirty-twoenlightenedbeings, wecangenerallybypassor get ridof
all theobstaclesinthislifetime, whatever theyare. Evenif, youexperiencedifficulty, lackof
success, or havean illness; whatever negativitiesyoufacearepurifiedandyouareableto
passthroughthat kindof problemandbecomesuccessful inanythingyouwish. That isthe
temporarybenefit of thisprayer. Theabsolutebenefit isespeciallyfor someonewhoisprac-
ticingDharma. Anyobstaclesthat might prevent realizationcanbedispelledbythisprayer;
therefore, it isstronglyrecommendedbytheBuddhafor practitionerstorecitethisprayer at
thebeginningof their practice.
Sometimesyoumayfacedangeroussituations, suchasthethreat of deathbyvarious
elementsor byanimals, or anysort of threat toyour life. If suchacircumstancearises, if you,
instantlyrecitethisprayer, youwill definitelybeabletoremovethat obstacle. Evenif you
havebaddreamsbother youat night, if youwakeupandrecitethisprayer, that baddream
will instantaneouslydisappear. If youreadthisprayer onceor twiceeverydaywithout miss-
ingasingleday, youwill increaseall positiveeffectsandaccomplishanygoal. Alsowhen
youdie, if youhaverecitedthisprayer onadailybasisinthislifetime, youcaneliminatethe
illusorystateof bardoandobtainenlightenment inthebardo.
Theactual sutra, whichismuchlonger thanthisprayer, wascondensedintoitspresent
formbyMipham, Rinpoche. Sincehecomposedthisprayer, LamaMipham, alongwithhis
disciples, aswell asJ amgonKongtrul theGreat (thefirst J amgonKongtrul) andhisfollowers
haveall recitedthisprayer frequentlythroughout their lives. Themodernteacherswhohave
visitedtheWest suchasKaluRinpoche, DezhungRinpocheandall present Eminenceshave
alwaysrecitedthisprayer at thebeginningof their tripwherever theyhavetravelled. Because
of thisstrongtradition, I wouldliketorequest all our studentstodothisprayer aspart of their
dailypractice. I havebeenwantingtoadopt thisprayer inour students practicefor some
time, but for different reasonswecouldnot makeit availableuntil now. NowI amintroducing
thisprayer, whichI personallyfeel isveryauspicious, tothegeneral communityfor thefirst
time.
Oneof theparticular reasonsI want all of youtodothisprayer isthat I andother
teachersareconstantlybeingtoldbyour studentsabout losingjobsor not beingabletodecide
anacareer or not findinganewjobandvariousobstaclesof thiskind. WhenI amaskedto
helppeopleinthissituation, I immediatelyrecitethisprayer for that disciple, for hisor her
achievement of agoodlife. It wouldbewisefor studentstorecitethesameprayer whenever
theyfaceproblemsrelatedtolivelihood, suchasfindingajob.
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Appendix B
The Male Bodhisattvas
1. Manjushri (Skt. Manjushri, Tib. Jampal Yang)
Manjushri istheembodiement of knowledge(prajna).
Heisusuallydepictedwithaswordinhisright hand
representingcuttingthroughignoranceandalotusin
hisleft whichholdsthePrajnaparamita sutra (thepri-
marytext onemptinesswhichisthetruenatureof re-
ality.)
2. Vajrapani (Skt. Vajrapani, Tib. Dorje Channa,
Chinese, Jin Gang Shou). Vajrapani isoneof themain
Buddhist protectors. Heisusuallyrepresentedasdark
blueandhavingavajrainthepalmof hishandinhis
peaceful form. However, heisusuallydepictedinhis
wrathful formwhereheisdarkblueandholdsavajra
inhisright handinthewarningmudraandanoosein
hisleft. Healsousuallyiswingedinthisform.
3. Chenrezig (Skt. Avalokitshvara, Tib. Chenrezig,
Chinese, Kyin Ying).
Chenrezigistheembodiment of compassion.
Chenrezigemanatedfromatear dropof theAmitabha
buddhawhenhesawtheneedlessufferingof sentient
beings. Deitiesareobviouslybeyondbeingeither male
of femalesoChenreziginTibet isamale, and
Chenrezig(Kyin Ying) isafemale.
4. Maitreya (Skt. Maitreya, Tib. Jampa) Maitreyawas
abodhisattvaat thetimeof theBuddhaandbecamea
Buddhalater. Heisdepictedsittinginachair (the
royal mudra) andholdingalotuswithastupaemerg-
ingout of it. Maitreyawill bethenext (5th) Buddhaof
our era.
5. Ksita-garbha (Skt. Ksitagarbha, Tib. Sai ingpo,
ChineseDi Zang Wang).
Ksitagarbhaisgreenandisdepictedasaseatedfirgure
withalotusbearinganagatree. Heisthegodof death
whotookavowtohelpall sentient beingsuntil all the
hell realmswereemptinesout.
Incidentially, TulkuDamchodidtheKsita-
garbhaempowerment last year.
AccordingtoWikipediaKsitagarbhawasdepictedin
themovieCrouching Tiger astheChanmaster who
carriesastaff confrontingtheboyinahotel which
representsthehell realm.
6. Sarvanivarana-viskarbin (Skt. irvanaviskarbin,
Tib. Dripa amsal, ChineseChugai Zang) Heisde-
pictedasdarkbluewithamoononalotus.Inhisname
isnirvanawhichisapurestatewhichhasnokleshas
or mental obscurations. HeisfromAmaghasiddhi
familyandthekarmafamily.
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7. Akash-garbha (Skt. Akashgarbha, Tib. amkai y-
ingpo, ChineseXu Kang Zang) Heisgoldenandmay
holdajewel or alotuswithaswordthat radiates
light.HedwellsintheSouthwest andhisEnglishname
isEssenceof Space.
8. Samatrabadra (Skt. Samatrabadra, Tib. Kun-
tuzangpo) Heistheoriginal Buddhawhowasthedeity
whoretainedhisnondualisticviewof phenomena
whileall othersinsamsarabegantoseeeverythingin
dualisticterms.
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Appendix C
The Offering Godesses
(Onnext page)
TheEight FemaleBodhisattvasarethefemineaspect or consort totheeight maleBodhisattvas.
Their correspondancetotothemalebodhisattvasaregiveninthetext. Theofferinggoddesses
aregivenbelow.
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Precious Parasol
Traditional sym-
bol of protection.
It protectsone
fromtheblazing
sunof obstacles
andillnesses, etc.
Golden Fishes
Traditional union
of GangesandYa-
munasacred
rivers. Also
representsunion
of solar andlunar
channels.
Treasure Vase
Thesymbol of
wealthdeities
suchasJ ambhala.
Representsend-
lesswishfulfilling
treasureof the
ThreeJ ewels.
The Lotus
Major symbol of
purityandrenun-
ciation. A lotus
growsinblack
muchandrises
out of it
untouchedwith
beautiful flowers
Right turning
Conch
Theconchwas
blowntoproclaim
valor andvictories
inwar. Represents
supremacyof
Buddhist teach-
ings.
Endless Knot
Anancient sym-
bol whichinBud-
dhismrepresents
thecontinuityof
the12linksof
origination..
Victory Banner
Traditionally
placedonkings
chariot inabattle.
InBuddhismrep-
resesentsBud-
dhasvictoryover
the4maras
The Wheel
InIndiarepre-
sentedcontinuity
andchange. In
Buddhismrepre-
sents3turningsof
thewheel of
Dharma.
Appendix E
The Eight Protectors
1. Maha-brahma or HindugodBrahma( Tib. tshang
pa chen po) principal deityof themahabhramagod
realm.
2. Shambhu or HindugodShiva. Shivaisoneof the
threemainHindugods. Heiscalledthedestroyer
andisassociatedwiththelingamandliveswithhis
wifeParavati onMount Kailash.
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3. arayana or Hindu god Vishnu
Tib. khyab 'jug inEnglishOmnipresent Lord
Vishnuisoneof threemaingodsof Hinduismandis
knownastheominiscent lord or preserver of the
universe,
4. Saharajna or Hindu god Indra
Tib. gya jin
Oneof thethreemainHinduGods. Indraisthekingof
thegodsof theDesireRealm. andinTibetanBuddhism
isoneof thethetenguardiansof thedirections. heis
alsothechief godintherealmof desire. Heresideson
thesummit of Mt. Meruinthepalaceof CompleteVic-
toryandisalsoknownasShakra, theRuler of the
Devas
The Guardians of the Four Directions
5. Dhritirashtra Guardianof theeast andisLordover
theGrandharvaswhoarethecelestial musicianswho
float intheair.
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6. Virudhaka (Tib. phas keye po) Guardian of the south,
lord of the kumbhandas TheGuardianof thesouthandis
lordover theKumbhandaswhoaredwarveswiththefacesof
buffalos.
7. Virupaksha TheGuardianof theWest andisalsothe
guardianof Buddhist relecs. Heislordof theNagaswhoare
thewater creatureswhopreservedthePrajnaparamitateach-
ingsonemptinessandbrought themout toNagarjuna.
8. Vaishravana or Kubera or Jambhala. Isguardianof the
northandisalsoknownasthegodof wealthandprosperity.
Heislordof theYakshasandisdepictedasridingalion.
Holdssepter withflamingjewel inright handandamon-
gooseinhisleft hand.TheYakshasbringdiseaseandJ amb-
halaisalsokingof nojin (mountaindeities).
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