Dharma-protector

A class of forceful beings, tamed by Buddha or a spiritual lineage master, and made to take an oath to protect the Dharma and its practitioners.

A class of forceful beings, tamed by Buddha or a spiritual lineage master such as Guru Rinpoche, and made to take an oath to protect the Dharma and its practitioners. They may be either ordinary worldly beings (non-aryas) or highly realized aryas. In some cases, they are emanations of a Buddha, appearing in the form of a Dharma-protector.

Tibetan: chos-skyong

Sanskrit: dharmapala


Other languages

Deutsch: Dharma-Schützer
Tiếng Việt: Hộ Pháp
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