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Protectors - Who Are They?

August 31, 2016

Dharma protectors are of great importance within the vajrayana lineage of Buddhist teaching and practice. There are two types of dharma protectors; the oath-bound ones and the dharma protectors who possess the eye of primordial wisdom.The great masters of the past such as Guru Padmasambhava have bound under oath powerful beings in order to protect and support the doctrine of the Buddha’s teachings. Rather than cause harm, the protectors carry out the activities of protecting dharma practitioners and lineages. These protectors were once negative and powerful beings that often tried to harm the dharma and it’s practitioners out of jealousy and ignorance. The great masters through their great realization, swore these beings to oath to protect and serve the dharma lineages and followers. Thus...

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