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The '''Six Munis''' (Skt.; Tib. ''Tubpa Druk''; [[Wyl.]] ''thub pa drug'') are the [[supreme nirmanakaya]] [[buddha]]s for each of the [[six classes of beings]]. They are:  
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The '''Six Munis''' (Skt.; Tib. ''Tubpa Druk''; Tib. ཐུབ་པ་དྲུག་, [[Wyl.]] ''thub pa drug'') are the [[supreme nirmanakaya]] [[buddha]]s for each of the [[six classes of beings]]. They are:  
  
# Indra Kaushika (Skt.; Tib. ''Wangpo Gyajin''; Wyl. ''dbang po brgya byin'') for the [[gods|god]] realms  
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# Indra Kaushika (Skt.; Tib. དབང་པོ་བརྒྱ་བྱིན་, ''Wangpo Gyajin''; Wyl. ''dbang po brgya byin'') for the [[gods|god]] realms  
# Vemachitra (Skt. ''Vemacitra''; Tib. ''Taksangri''; Wyl. ''thags bzang ris'') for the [[demi-gods]] or asura realms  
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# Vemachitra (Skt. ''Vemacitra''; Tib. ཐགས་བཟང་རིས་, ''Taksangri''; Wyl. ''thags bzang ris'') for the [[demi-gods]] or asura realms  
# [[Shakyamuni]] (Wyl. ''sh’akya thub pa'') for the [[human beings|human]] realm  
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# [[Shakyamuni]] (Tib. ཤཱཀྱ་ཐབ་པ་, Wyl. ''shAkya thub pa'') for the [[human beings|human]] realm  
# Shravasingha or Dhruvasiṃha (Skt.; Tib. ''Sengé Rabten''; Wyl. ''seng ge rab brtan'') for the [[animal realm]]
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# Shravasingha or Dhruvasiṃha (Skt.; Tib. སེང་གེ་རབ་བརྟན་, ''Sengé Rabten''; Wyl. ''seng ge rab brtan'') for the [[animal realm]]
# Jvālamukhadeva (Skt.; Tib. ''Khabar Dewa''; Wyl. ''kha ‘bar de ba'') for the [[preta]] realms  
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# Jvālamukhadeva (Skt.; Tib. ཁ་འབར་དེ་བ་, ''Khabar Dewa''; Wyl. ''kha ‘bar de ba'') for the [[preta]] realms  
# Dharmarāja (Skt.; Tib. ''Chökyi Gyalpo''; Wyl. ''chos kyi rgyal po'') for the [[hells|hell realms]]<noinclude>
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# Dharmarāja (Skt.; Tib. ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་, ''Chökyi Gyalpo''; Wyl. ''chos kyi rgyal po'') for the [[hells|hell realms]]<noinclude>
  
 
==Alternative Translations==
 
==Alternative Translations==

Revision as of 14:39, 21 October 2011

The Six Munis © 2004 Shechen Archives

The Six Munis (Skt.; Tib. Tubpa Druk; Tib. ཐུབ་པ་དྲུག་, Wyl. thub pa drug) are the supreme nirmanakaya buddhas for each of the six classes of beings. They are:

  1. Indra Kaushika (Skt.; Tib. དབང་པོ་བརྒྱ་བྱིན་, Wangpo Gyajin; Wyl. dbang po brgya byin) for the god realms
  2. Vemachitra (Skt. Vemacitra; Tib. ཐགས་བཟང་རིས་, Taksangri; Wyl. thags bzang ris) for the demi-gods or asura realms
  3. Shakyamuni (Tib. ཤཱཀྱ་ཐབ་པ་, Wyl. shAkya thub pa) for the human realm
  4. Shravasingha or Dhruvasiṃha (Skt.; Tib. སེང་གེ་རབ་བརྟན་, Sengé Rabten; Wyl. seng ge rab brtan) for the animal realm
  5. Jvālamukhadeva (Skt.; Tib. ཁ་འབར་དེ་བ་, Khabar Dewa; Wyl. kha ‘bar de ba) for the preta realms
  6. Dharmarāja (Skt.; Tib. ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་, Chökyi Gyalpo; Wyl. chos kyi rgyal po) for the hell realms

Alternative Translations

  • Six Sages

Further Reading

  • Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, Its Fundamentals and History, trans. and ed. Gyurme Dorje (Boston: Wisdom, 1991), vol.1 page 129-130.