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'''Vajrapani''' (Skt. ''Vajrapāṇi''; Tib. ཕྱག་ན་རྡོ་རྗེ་, ''Chakna Dorje''; [[Wyl.]] ''phyag na rdo rje'') — one of the [[eight great bodhisattvas]] and [[lords of the three families]]. He represents the power of the [[buddha]]s and is usually depicted as blue in colour and holding a [[vajra]]. He is especially responsible for transmitting the [[tantra]]s to the human realm, and is known, in this context, as the 'Lord of Secrets' (Skt. ''Guhyapati''; Tib. གསང་བའི་བདག་པོ་, Wyl. ''gsang ba'i bdag po'').
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'''Vajrapani''' (Skt. ''Vajrapāṇi''; Tib. [[ཕྱག་ན་རྡོ་རྗེ་]], ''Chakna Dorje'', [[Wyl.]] ''phyag na rdo rje'') — one of the [[eight great bodhisattvas]] and [[lords of the three families]]. He represents the power of the [[buddha]]s and is usually depicted as blue in colour and holding a [[vajra]]. He is especially responsible for transmitting the [[tantra]]s to the human realm, and is known, in this context, as the 'Lord of Secrets' (Skt. ''Guhyapati''; Tib. གསང་བའི་བདག་པོ་, Wyl. ''gsang ba'i bdag po'').
  
 
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Vajrapani (Skt. Vajrapāṇi; Tib. ཕྱག་ན་རྡོ་རྗེ་, Chakna Dorje, Wyl. phyag na rdo rje) — one of the eight great bodhisattvas and lords of the three families. He represents the power of the buddhas and is usually depicted as blue in colour and holding a vajra. He is especially responsible for transmitting the tantras to the human realm, and is known, in this context, as the 'Lord of Secrets' (Skt. Guhyapati; Tib. གསང་བའི་བདག་པོ་, Wyl. gsang ba'i bdag po).

Further Reading

  • Jamgön Mipham, A Garland of Jewels, (trans. by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso), Woodstock: KTD Publications, 2008

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