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About Buddhist mythology

The traditions have created and maintained a vast of mythological literature. The central myth of is the life of the . This is told in relatively realistic terms in the earliest texts, and was soon elaborated into a complex literary mythology. The chief motif of this story, and the most distinctive feature of Buddhist myth, is the Buddha’s renunciation: leaving his home and family for a spiritual quest. Alongside this central myth, the traditions contain large numbers of smaller stories, which are usually supposed to convey an ethical or . These include the popular Jātakas, folk tales or legends believed to be past lives of . Since these are regarded as episodes in the life of the Buddha, they are treated here as “myth”, rather than distinguishing between myth, legend, and folk-tale.

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Interpreting Buddhist Protector Panjarnata Mahakala

Panjarnata is the protector of the cycle of . The and of Panjarnata Mahakala are found in the 18th chapter of the Panjara Tantra which an exclusive ‘explanatory tantra’ to the Hevajra Tantra itself. Life of Panjarnata Mahakala In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Panjarnata Mahakala, after that, the short etymological description of the word  Panjarnata Mahakala itself. Panjarnata Mahakala is the main .

Interpreting Blue Tara Ekajati

is  Mahacinatara also known as one of the 21 . Ekajati is along with deity is one of the most powerful and fierce of . Ekajati is the protector of secret and “as the mother of the mothers of all the ” represents the ultimate unity.  She is the most important protector of the Vajrayana , especially the and terms. The of the Deity .
Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje with Nyingma Masters

Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje with Nyingma Masters

This 19th-century depicts the central figure of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje with previous above. Painting Chart N°1 Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje was born in 1800 in the Golok region of Amdo to nomadic parents. His father was Chokor Sonampel of the Golok Akyong clan, and his mother was Tsewang Men of the Dawaclan. The First Dodrubchen Jigme Trinle Oser, who would become his main teacher, and the .

Buddhist Ritual Items and Symbols

is one of the most established world that has ever seen. Over the great expanse of , it has quietly established its own set of symbolisms – that are as old as time itself. This is only but with all the religions of the civilized world. And as such, many of these are considered recognizable icons of and . The more prominent symbols .