Inviting the Eight Vajra Spirits

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Inviting the Eight Vajra Spirits

Post by LauraJ on Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:31 pm

Inviting the Eight Vajra Spirits

We respectfully invite the Green Vajra Who Banishes Disasters.
We respectfully invite the Vajra Who Banishes Toxins
We respectfully invite the Yellow Vajra Who Grant Wishes
We respectfully invite the White Vajra Who Purifies Water
We respectfully invite the Red Vajra Whose Sound Brings Fire
We respectfully invite the Vajra Who Pacifies Disasters
We respectfully invite the Vajra Purple Worthy
We respectfully invite the Vajra Great Spirit.

This is from the The Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra. Who are the Eight Vajra Spirits?

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Re: Inviting the Eight Vajra Spirits

Post by sherab zangpo on Sat May 02, 2009 4:39 pm

As an interesting side note. Not connected to this thread directly, but in general. There are practices and prayers that would invite siblings, in the pantheon of the Drga Lha's.


A good example would be.

(rta rgod mched brgyad dgra lha).

(loosely, Deity of the enemies vital life force, the eight siblings, riding untamed wild horses)

Often come in brotherhoods or sisterhoods, a retinue of deities. Protection from enemies (harm to your bla or life force) Often pre buddhist groups come traditionally in groups of seven, nine, thirteen etc. The colours represent the elements, water, air, fire and so on.

Invocation, inviting to pay attention and purification in a nut shell


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