Six Munis

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The six munis (Wyl. thub pa drug) are the supreme nirmanakaya buddhas for each of the six classes of beings. They are,

  1. Indra Kaushika (Wyl. dbang po brgya byin) for the god realms
  2. Vemachitra (Skt. Vemacitra; Tib. Taksangri; Wyl. thags bzang ris) for the demi-gods or asura realms
  3. Shakyamuni (Wyl. sh’akya thub pa) for the human realm
  4. Shravasingha or Dhruvasiṃha (Tib. Sengé Rabten; Wyl. seng ge rab brtan) for the animal realm
  5. Jvalamukhadeva (Wyl. kha ‘bar de ba) for the preta realms
  6. Dharmaraja (Tib. Chökyi Gyalpo; Wyl. chos kyi rgyal po) for the hell realms