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The forty-two deities peaceful '''deities of the three seats''' (Tib. ''den sum tsangwé kyilkhor'') or categories are as follows,
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The [[forty-two peaceful deities|forty-two peaceful]] '''deities of the three seats''' or '''categories''' (Tib. ''den sum tsangwé kyilkhor''; [[Wyl.]] ''gdan gsum tshang ba'i dkyil 'khor'' or ''gdan gsum tshang ba'') are as follows:
*The [[aggregates]] (''skandhas'') and [[elements]] (''dhatu'') are the seats of the five [[five male buddhas|male]] and five [[five female buddhas|female buddhas]], and is called the '''the seat of the buddhas'''
 
*the sense faculties and their objects are the seats of the eight [[eight bodhisattvas|male]] and the eight [[eight female bodhisattvas|female bodhisattvas]] together with the [[six munis]], and is called '''the seat of the bodhisattvas'''
 
*the limbs are the seats of the male and female wrathful deities, which are here the [[Four male gatekeepers|four male]] and the [[four female gatekeepers]] who are in a wrathful form but part of the [[forty-two peaceful deities]], and is called '''the seat of the wrathful deities'''
 
  
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#the [[aggregates]] (''skandhas'') and [[elements]] (''dhatus'') are the seats of the [[five male buddhas|five male]] and [[five female buddhas]], and is called '''the seat of the buddhas''';
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#the sense faculties and their objects are the seats of the [[eight bodhisattvas|eight male]] and the [[eight female bodhisattvas]] together with the [[six munis]], and is called '''the seat of the bodhisattvas''';
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#the limbs are the seats of the male and female wrathful deities, or the [[four male gatekeepers|four male]] and the [[four female gatekeepers]] (who are part of the [[forty-two peaceful deities]] even though they are in a wrathful form), and is called '''the seat of the wrathful deities'''.
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==Alternative Terms/Translations==
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*mandala of the three bases of completeness ([[Erik Pema Kunsang]])
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*three seats of completeness
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Latest revision as of 12:21, 7 February 2012

The forty-two peaceful deities of the three seats or categories (Tib. den sum tsangwé kyilkhor; Wyl. gdan gsum tshang ba'i dkyil 'khor or gdan gsum tshang ba) are as follows:

  1. the aggregates (skandhas) and elements (dhatus) are the seats of the five male and five female buddhas, and is called the seat of the buddhas;
  2. the sense faculties and their objects are the seats of the eight male and the eight female bodhisattvas together with the six munis, and is called the seat of the bodhisattvas;
  3. the limbs are the seats of the male and female wrathful deities, or the four male and the four female gatekeepers (who are part of the forty-two peaceful deities even though they are in a wrathful form), and is called the seat of the wrathful deities.

Alternative Terms/Translations

  • mandala of the three bases of completeness (Erik Pema Kunsang)
  • three seats of completeness