Homage To The Headless Divine Lady

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An ordinary person couldn’t ever survive if their head was severed. The body would just go lifeless. In this extreme symbolism, Vajra Yogini shows that by cutting off the ego, samsara goes lifeless. This rare form of Vajra Yogini expressed that divine life can be achieved even if the head is severed (ego).

 

Homage to the Divine Lady,

Whom out of compassion,

emanates in myriads of forms

in this degenerate age to subdue our various minds.

Using the energy of desire, She attracts us to Her form,

then brings us to full liberation.

 

慈悲化现种种微妙相
末法世中降伏繁杂心
善用欲望摄见佛母身
而后令得圆满解脱境
故我顶礼至尊圣佛母
愿我世世不离无头母

 

May we never be seperated from the Noble Headless Lady.

Tsem Rinpoche

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20 Responses to Homage To The Headless Divine Lady

  1. Shirley Tan on Mar 20, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Before I knew HER, I was afraid of HER
    For SHE reflected all that was DARK and SINISTER in me
    When I began to learn about HER
    I began to learn more about myself
    SHE unlocks my desires and flaws
    To transform me, to cure me
    SHE turns darkness into light,
    Despair into Hope,
    Defeat into Courage,
    When I finally surrendered to HER
    SHE embraced me and brought me HOME.
    Vajrayogini is one super cool Goddess!

  2. Djinpa on Mar 20, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I love vajrayogini she make me see the truth in my life everyday

  3. Beng Kooi on Jul 6, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I like the symbolism very much. The cutting of the head is immediately associated with death. And although I understand Rinpoche’s explanation, the thought of literally cutting off my head still generates some irrational fear in me.
    In some bizarre twisted logic, i think that fear of cutting off the head is mirrored by fear of letting go of ego. Perhaps if one was egoless, then death would not matter at all.
    I appreciate the symbolism of Headless Vajrayogini more now, as I see her still walking around and even drinking her own blood from her severed neck.
    Margaret painted this for Rinpoche – She’s very talented and more of her paintings can be seen here
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/2010/07/margarets-fantastic-paintings.html

  4. Shirley Tan on Jul 10, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Margaret is exceptionally talented. I can only imagine that it is all thanks to Rinpoche that Margaret found the artist in her. Behold look what she can create for the world to see, learn and enjoy. Spirituality through the arts comprise of many levels, I guess.
    Symbolism plays a critical role in Tibetan Buddhism art. So much of the teachings are communicated through every line, curve and icons. It never fails to amaze me how they manage to put so much valuable information in a single picture. This is more like painting a thousand dharma discourses, not just a thousand words.
    Seeing this painting again I am also reminded of my own childhood. I used to have a few Barbie dolls. Strange thing is that I always enjoyed ripping their heads off, not so much of playing dress up and etc.
    And my idea of beauty is women with Ginger-coloured hair or what we call “Red heads”. I used to think that they were the most beautiful women in the world. Funny how we have certain inclinations towards certain things in life, even as a child. Perhaps this is what Rinpoche means by imprints from our past lives.
    It is wonderful that Kechara has its own resident artists who can bring spiritualism to another level, or even Buddhist art for that matter. It is certainly very different from the norm – yet again.
    Kecharians certainly find such interesting ways to deliver the Dharma to the mass audience.

  5. Knut Eggers on Oct 10, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Dearest Tsem,
    I am a very unreliable person to my beloved and my teachers (whoever that may be at the time, I don’t know, but I always loved being with you, I know that)
    Shall I cancel my foolish and expensive travel plans and disappoint my beloved. No matter what I do, my decision is wrong and I will create Karma for myself out of my ignorance.
    Could you please give me some advice? I mean I regulary did the Vadjra Yoghini tea offering very often since you offered it to us, as well as the Setrap meditation, which has been a great blessing, too.
    Devoted and confused regards, Knut.

  6. Janice Kwok on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Iconography, symbolism and many forms of the Buddhas and Deities in Tibetan Buddhist art is fascinating and brings teaching to the viewer on a new level. Before i started reading on Vajrayogini in the prayer card and the Kechara Prayer book, i couldnt understand what it was about. Slowly after reading a number of postings on this blog which included the teachings of Pabongka Rinpoche, i began to understand and appreciate very much Vajrayogini. Through KSA’s classes, i have also learnt more and making use of those lessons when i pray or read. This painting by Margaret is exquisite in interpretation and shows another form of Vajrayogini. Thank you Rinpoche for your infinite kindness and wisdom in encouraging Margaret and setting up KSA and other departments.

    with folded hands
    janice

  7. Rafael on Jan 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    when I first saw Vajra Yogini I was too a little afraid. And she always seem so far away in terms of practice. But the more I learn about her, the more I feel comfort just by looking at her image. I hope one day to be able to do her practice.

  8. lanse on Jun 18, 2012 at 2:17 am

    I like this picture a lot. I especially like this sentence “In this extreme symbolism, Vajra Yogini shows that by cutting off the ego, samsara goes lifeless.”

    Does it mean that the key to ultimate liberation is the cutting off of ego? And what does the sword means? Does it represent wisdom? We can cut off our ego if we have wisdom. And do the three streams of blood represent three poisons? If we cut off our ego, we can be free from three poisons too.

    Whatever it is, theory is just theory. The cutting off of ego needs true practice and realization. To me, it needs a lot of courage and pure faith. For every step we move, just like cutting off our own head, we can never do this if we think too much. The only way to achieve that is to strongly believe and just do it.

  9. Jay Jae on Sep 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    慈悲化现种种微妙相
    末法世中降伏繁杂心
    善用欲望摄见佛母身
    而后令得圆满解脱境
    故我顶礼至尊圣佛母
    愿我世世不离无头母

  10. Tarang Deshpande on Jan 19, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Namaskar Sir,
    I would like to say in Hinduism Chinnmasta (the above deity)is worshipped by the initiated under the guidance of the Guru , in order to annihilate the earthly bonds of attachments. She is a Mahavidya, therefore she is not to be worshipped by any one.

  11. Wylfred Ng on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    I like this form of Vajrayogini very much.
    Although my initial motivation when i join Kechara is not because of Vajrayogini, but this form of Vajrayogini really can remind me to let go off my ego.

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

  12. Sean Wang on Dec 15, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Vajrayogini’s headless form is extremely beautiful! She shows that we can still survive by cutting of our ego and Samsara and instead we will live happier. The artist for this image was amazing :D

  13. jerry_sito on Dec 15, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    感恩仁波切的开示与教诲

    仁波切总是非常用心与善巧的给予我们许多接触佛法,听闻佛法与参与佛法的方法,并常常给予我们许多强大的佛法种子,深深地种在我们的心里,让我们结下善因,但使能迈向更高的密续修持法,直达证悟

    然而尊贵的上师已经给予了我们方向,方法,与佛法,那么我们自己本身就应该好好的学习与实践佛法,我们常祈求上师常转法轮,然而倘若我们没有进入佛法修行的动力与想面对佛法法轮的话,那么我们所祈求上师常转法轮又是为了什么呢?倘若我们没有把佛法正真的运用与实践在我们自己的生活上,一些最基本的修心八颂,上师五十颂都无法做到,那么我们还能祈求上师给予我们什么法呢?因为倘若我们最基本的都无法完成,是无法迈向更高的密续修持法,如金刚瑜伽母的法门

    感恩仁波切您的开示与教诲,我们会好好学习的
    祈愿您长驻在世,常转法轮

  14. Sofi on Dec 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    When I first saw Vajrayogini, I was bemused by her. Hmm, is she really a Buddha, boldly displaying her nakedness wt dracula teeth and bowl of blood?? Yet she is captivatingly beautiful! As I learnt more of her, the more I understand….Vajrayogini is the very essence of realization and using her very body to capture our attention before converting our attention to the teachings of dharma. How fitting for this sensory space age. I pay homage to the lovely and bold red lady, whom I hope to receive her practise one day.

  15. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Dec 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you for Rinpoche ‘s sharing. Wishing that one day i can received Varjayogini practice .

  16. Ck siah on Dec 17, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    谢谢仁波切的开示与教诲, 学佛法就是要我们放下所有的执着和自大,要有大慈大悲的菩提心。还有密续修持法最重要的是对上师的依止心,尤其是续修金刚瑜伽母的法门。

  17. Julien Roth on Dec 24, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Its amazing how this lady could survive without her head. Rinpoche is right is saying that nobody else has the capability of doing this. And i never knew that Vajra Yogini had different forms. I always thought there was only one form. But a least know i know this form which symbolises the cutting of ego.

  18. Wan Wai Meng on Jan 10, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Some symbolisms can convey the message so strongly. Vajrayogini iconography certainly convey messages in such a swift manner. Makes so much sense when the head of samsara is removed, samsara cannot survive anymore. There is also a form of Vajrayogini giving birth, giving birth Buddhas I can’t seem to find a picture for that right now.

  19. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Feb 1, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Homage to Vajra Yogini…

    May we able to purified our negative karma by the preliminary practices or doing more Dharma works sincerely to getting closer to Varja Yogini…

  20. Gopinath Ulaganathan on Jun 19, 2014 at 11:17 am

    This is a beautiful pic of Mother Vajrayogini . In the Hindu Tantric tradition is called Chinnamasta or Chinnamunda and she is One of The Dasa Maha Vidhyas. There are 4 major Tantra schools originating from Ancient India. 1.) Kashmira Tantra 2.) Vamga Tantra 3.)Buddha Tantra 4.) Kerala Tantra . within the HIndu schools of Tantra SHE has a very very very special and a extreemly utmost secret place, in sanskrit these secret forms and worship are called GUHYA and there are very Highly Enlightened and attain forms are collectively called DASA MAHA VIDHYAS ( Ten Supreme Knowledge)which consist of 10 Godesses and within this MAHAVIDHYAS in Hindu tantra this particular form is One of the secretly revered and extreemely secret which can only be revealed by a GURU SISHYA (Guru diciple) relationship.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b6/Bengali_Chinnamasta.jpg/220px-Bengali_Chinnamasta.jpg

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    (Wednesday, Oct 1. 2014 01:54 PM)
    Dear friends close around the world,

    I must thank you for sharing many of the information I’ve posted on this blog through the years because it really serves to inform many on different issues. When people have information, then it could be the beginning of something good. Whatever little bit of good things I am doing now, is because of the information I came across or given to me in the past. Same goes for activists, researchers, housewives, businesswomen, professionals, speakers/representatives, donors, field workers, celebrities, leaders and so on. They were given or came across information that started their passion to do something good for the world. So everyone, please keep tirelessly sharing the information here and many thanks from myself. :-)

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    死亡是人生必經的旅程。當死亡來臨的時候,因為我們生前沒有準備,所以就會不知所措。此時此刻家人可以為我們做的一切是非常重要的。針對此問題,尊貴的詹杜固仁波切分享了一個既實際,又有用的方法,讓我們可以為往生者做最後的善行,引導他們往善趣投生,所以這是一篇必讀的文章哦!注:中文翻譯在文章的下方。

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    Something we can do from our hearts for a loved one who has passed. It should help them and is also an expression of our concern and love. Many times we don’t know what to do, well here is something we can do: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53387
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    I’m trying to share with you that all denizens form and formless, human and non-human have feelings. Everyone wishes to be free, safe and loved. Everyone would like to have their lives not taken away. I always blog about animals, their feelings, their plight, their lives, their difficulties, their fears, their loyalty, their importance, their pain and their gratitude to let you know please do not hurt them, beat them, kill them and eat them. Because they have feelings and fear and love just like humans.

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    My son got guppies fish. One died. I chant manjusri mantra then its actually start to swim … and stop. .. then I change n chant migzema and it got up swim and stop again.. then I did medicine Buddha mantra and same thing happens. It didn’t survive but I am amazed … the moment I chant the first character of the mantra it got up n swim for a few seconds.
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I would love to live in the Mt. Shasta area of Northern California. It has been recognized by the Native American Indian people to be a spiritually charged area. It has a power vortex under the ground in that area that energizes the place to be very blessed for spiritual practice, meditation and contemplations. Tsem Rinpoche 
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Dear Andree Duckworth, Thank you very much for your feedback on our Kechara Pastors. They work very hard, they have great knowledge and very patient. I started the program so people who wish to bring dharma to others can have a lay life as well as a spiritual life recognized by others. Halfway to monk/nun-hood without being ordained. So naming them Pastors and having basic lay vows is good and it helps the public in Malaysia to identify with them easily. It worked out very much. I hope you will let them know you are benefitted by their hardwork. They will appreciate it very much as I do. Tsem R
1 week ago
When all will end and karma catches up, why live as it will be forever? ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
VERY INTERESTING: Does anyone know what this is? Please investigate here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=16347
1 week ago
What a nice message. All my work/posts on tweet does make a difference in people's lives. Nice to know that. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
When we work with integrity and harmoniously with eachother, we can accomplish much. Harmony and integrity are the keys. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
I've asked the same question too. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
To take Manjushri as one's special practice has innumerable benefits. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is a special statue of Je Tsongkapa. It was made during Tsongkapa's time by a student and offered to Him. It is said to resemble Tsongkapa very much. And this holy statue is now housed in Tashi Lunpo Monastery, Shigatse Tibet. To see, hear and contemplate Je Tsongkapa is so meaningful and collect one aeons of merits.
3 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two disciples Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Geshe Lhundrup Sopa.
3 weeks ago
When you accuse others of this and that, time will tell who is successful in the end. Because accomplishments speak the loudest. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
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Don't lounge around and do nothing, accomplish nothing and be nothing. Benefit others and make your life the cause for many lives to find relief, comfort and hope. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
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Friends and people will come and go, but your determination and goal must be firm. Let nothing deter you to succeed in your goal and later in life, look back and rejoice in all you've done. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Don't listen to rumours and negative talk about someone who has benefitted you. Be loyal and reciprocate the kindness you have received. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
When you feel hurt, realize and understand the pain, get up and keep trying until you succeed.~Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Many will accuse us, threaten us and even make up tales about us, but we must be truthful in all our actions always and forgive them. ~Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Respect everyone, trust few and follow one. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Back in 1983 this house was Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre in Los Angeles. I lived here for a few years before going to India. This is the house I met H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, received many teachings and served Rinpoche for 6 months. This is a special place for me. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
What a nice message. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
I would like to thank Queck Soon Lee, Elsie Toy, Soh Lee Loon and Lim Kam Koi for the beautiful and blessed images of Tara. It's really wonderful and made from porcelain. I like Tara very much. All of you are wonderful students of Modern Buddhist Fellowship. Please make Modern Buddhist Fellowship a place of practice, learning and benefitting society even more. Put all your efforts to make this place fully blossom more. You have my prayers. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
This is so perfect! Really direct wisdom and to the point. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Interesting deduction. TR
1 month ago
When we need to support, we should not remain quiet or indifferent. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This is so true. It's hard but it applies. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I get thanks and appreciations very often from people all around the world for my blog (www.tsemrinpoche.com). Majority of the people I do not have the pleasure to know who they are. Yet they write in always. They read and leave comments on the blog also. We get now between 100,000 to 120,000 views per month now on my blog I am told and it is consistent ever month. I am AMAZED, HUMBLED AND HAPPY. I am glad so many around the world learn and benefit from my humble blog. I received two messages today. One from Penang (North Malaysia) and one from Italy thanking me for the blog and how much they learn from my blog and how much they appreciate it. It makes all the hard work worth it. Wonderful. Thank you everyone for the learning and feedback. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
We spent around 5 hours blogging about H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche's biography. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52782)---- For further interesting posts and pictures on Zong Rinpoche, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/.../cate.../kyabje-zong-rinpoche
1 month ago
His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche with his two disciples H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Perfect triad of blessings. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Dear friends, I just posted this on our LINEAGE lamas and how we should cultivate our attitude toward our lamas for successful practice: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52656 Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Tsem Rinpoche: The most BEAUTIFUL Dharma wallpaper downloads in both English and Chinese language here for FREE: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=7052 and many free high resolution Buddha picture downloads here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52713
1 month ago
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    Rescuing dog in LA river
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    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
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    Dalai Lama watching TV
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    Dog with a heart of Gold
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
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    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
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    5 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    5 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    7 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    7 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
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    11 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
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    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
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    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
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    2 yearss ago

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