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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 deities peaceful '''deities of the three seats''' or '''categories''' (Tib. ''den sum tsangwé kyilkhor'') 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'''
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*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'''
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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 '''the seat of the buddhas''';
*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 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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Revision as of 21:48, 25 September 2008

The forty-two deities peaceful deities of the three seats or categories (Tib. den sum tsangwé kyilkhor) are as follows: