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'''The Tantra of Siddhaikavīra''' (Skt. ''Siddhaika­vīra­tantram'', Tib. དཔའ་བོ་གཅིག་པུ་གྲུབ་པའི་རྒྱུད།, [[Wyl.]] ''dpa' bo gcig pu grub pa'i rgyud'') is found in the [[Kriyātantra]] section of the Tibetan [[Kangyur]] (Toh. 544).
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'''The Tantra of Siddhaikavīra''' (Skt. ''Siddhaika­vīra­tantram'', Tib. དཔའ་བོ་གཅིག་པུ་གྲུབ་པའི་རྒྱུད་, ''pawo chikpu drubpé gyü'',  [[Wyl.]] ''dpa' bo gcig pu grub pa'i rgyud'') is found in the [[Kriyātantra]] section of the Tibetan [[Kangyur]] (Toh. 544).
  
 
This [[tantra]] focuses on ritual and magic, and is arguably the first to introduce the deity [[Siddhaikavīra]]—a white, two-armed form of [[Mañjuśrī]]—into the Buddhist pantheon. It is primarily structured around fifty-five [[mantra]]s, which are collectively introduced by a statement promising all mundane and supramundane attainments, including the [[Ten bhumis|ten bodhisattva levels]], to a devotee who employs the [[Siddhaikavīra]] [[mantra]]s.
 
This [[tantra]] focuses on ritual and magic, and is arguably the first to introduce the deity [[Siddhaikavīra]]—a white, two-armed form of [[Mañjuśrī]]—into the Buddhist pantheon. It is primarily structured around fifty-five [[mantra]]s, which are collectively introduced by a statement promising all mundane and supramundane attainments, including the [[Ten bhumis|ten bodhisattva levels]], to a devotee who employs the [[Siddhaikavīra]] [[mantra]]s.

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The Tantra of Siddhaikavīra (Skt. Siddhaika­vīra­tantram, Tib. དཔའ་བོ་གཅིག་པུ་གྲུབ་པའི་རྒྱུད་, pawo chikpu drubpé gyü, Wyl. dpa' bo gcig pu grub pa'i rgyud) is found in the Kriyātantra section of the Tibetan Kangyur (Toh. 544).

This tantra focuses on ritual and magic, and is arguably the first to introduce the deity Siddhaikavīra—a white, two-armed form of Mañjuśrī—into the Buddhist pantheon. It is primarily structured around fifty-five mantras, which are collectively introduced by a statement promising all mundane and supramundane attainments, including the ten bodhisattva levels, to a devotee who employs the Siddhaikavīra mantras.

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