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The '''forty-two peaceful deities''' (Tib. ''shyiwé lha shyé nyi''; ''zhi ba'i lha zhe gnyis'') belong to the mandala of the [[Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities]], and feature in several practices and cycles of teachings, most notably the ''[[Tibetan Book of the Dead]]''. They are:
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The '''forty-two peaceful deities''' (Tib. ''shyiwé lha shyé nyi''; ''zhi ba'i lha zhe gnyis'') belong to the mandala of the [[Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities]], and feature in several practices and cycles of teachings, most notably the ''[[Tibetan Book of the Dead]]'' and the [[Guhyagarbha Tantra]]. They are:
  
 
1) [[Samantabhadra]] (''kun tu bzang po''); <br>
 
1) [[Samantabhadra]] (''kun tu bzang po''); <br>

Revision as of 07:47, 28 December 2006

The forty-two peaceful deities (Tib. shyiwé lha shyé nyi; zhi ba'i lha zhe gnyis) belong to the mandala of the Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities, and feature in several practices and cycles of teachings, most notably the Tibetan Book of the Dead and the Guhyagarbha Tantra. They are:

1) Samantabhadra (kun tu bzang po);
2) Samantabhadri (kun tu bzang mo);
3-7) five male buddhas (rgyal rigs lnga) and
8-12) five female buddhas (yum lnga);
13-20) eight male bodhisattvas (byang chub sems dpa’ brgyad) and
21-28) eight female bodhisattvas (sems ma brgyad);
29-34) six munis (thub pa drug);
35-38) four male gate keepers (sgo ba bzhi) and
39-42) four female gate keepers (sgo ma bzhi).