M.B…..as per your question…
I have a picture of tangka of the Medicine Buddha from your site and I’m very interested about any information about the wrathful forms of the Medicine Buddha depicted below Him. Can you tell me please their names and practices or any information about them? Can their practices or mantras be done without an initiation? Thank you very much in advance!!! And thank you VERY VERY MUCH about your teachings about Lama Je Tsongkhapa !!!
As per your questions:
The three holy protectors from left to right are:
- White Mahakala (Gongkar)
- Six Armed Mahakala (Gonpo Chakdrug)
- Four Faced Mahakala (Gonpo Shel-Shi)
Their practices can be done without initiation. They are propitiated in Gaden Shartse every single months for two days for the last 600 years. They are completely enlightened.
White Mahakala is propitiated to gain spiritual wealth and to purify the karma for experiencing poverty.
Six Armed Mahakala is an emanation of Avalokitesvara. His six arms represents the 6 paramitas and he is very powerful for removing obstacles to one’s dharma studies. He can remove mundane obstacles.
Four Faced Mahakala is an emanation of Manjushri. He is said to be very quick and give signs to those who propitiate Him regularly and consistently. His practice is done throughout Tibet and also in the past Buddhist India. Saint Nagarjuna relied upon Him very much. When we propitiate this Mahakala, we gain great protection from obstacles/disturbances. He is great for helping us when we study the dharma in depth.
All three practices can be done without initiation. If you are interested, let Ms Shin Tan know and I will pass the practices to her for you.
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