Six Munis

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Seeker12
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Six Munis

Post by Seeker12 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:44 pm

There's often little to no response for such obscure questions, but I'm wondering if anyone by chance knows of any scriptural references for the "Six Munis" (http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Six_Munis), listed on that site as,

1. Indra Kaushika (Skt.; Tib. དབང་པོ་བརྒྱ་བྱིན་, Wangpo Gyajin; Tib. ལྷའི་དབང་པོ་བརྒྱ་བྱིན་, Wyl. dbang po brgya byin) for the god realms
2. Vemachitra (Skt. Vemacitra; Tib. ཐགས་བཟང་རིས་, Taksangri; Tib. ཐག་བཟང་རིས་, Wyl. thags bzang ris) for the demi-gods or asura realms
3. Shakyamuni (Tib. ཤཱཀྱ་ཐབ་པ་, Wyl. shAkya thub pa) for the human realm
4. Shravasingha or Dhruvasiṃha (Skt.; Tib. སེང་གེ་རབ་བརྟན་, Sengé Rabten; Wyl. seng ge rab brtan) for the animal realm
5. Jvālamukhadeva (Skt.; Tib. ཁ་འབར་དེ་བ་, Khabar Dewa; Wyl. kha ‘bar de ba) for the preta realms
6. Dharmarāja (Skt.; Tib. ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་, Chökyi Gyalpo; Wyl. chos kyi rgyal po) for the hell realms

Thanks.
Therein is nothing to remove
And thereto not the slightest thing to add.
The perfect truth viewed perfectly
And perfectly beheld is liberation.

Uttaratantra

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Re: Six Munis

Post by Malcolm » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:48 pm

Seeker12 wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:44 pm
There's often little to no response for such obscure questions, but I'm wondering if anyone by chance knows of any scriptural references for the "Six Munis" (http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Six_Munis), listed on that site as,

1. Indra Kaushika (Skt.; Tib. དབང་པོ་བརྒྱ་བྱིན་, Wangpo Gyajin; Tib. ལྷའི་དབང་པོ་བརྒྱ་བྱིན་, Wyl. dbang po brgya byin) for the god realms
2. Vemachitra (Skt. Vemacitra; Tib. ཐགས་བཟང་རིས་, Taksangri; Tib. ཐག་བཟང་རིས་, Wyl. thags bzang ris) for the demi-gods or asura realms
3. Shakyamuni (Tib. ཤཱཀྱ་ཐབ་པ་, Wyl. shAkya thub pa) for the human realm
4. Shravasingha or Dhruvasiṃha (Skt.; Tib. སེང་གེ་རབ་བརྟན་, Sengé Rabten; Wyl. seng ge rab brtan) for the animal realm
5. Jvālamukhadeva (Skt.; Tib. ཁ་འབར་དེ་བ་, Khabar Dewa; Wyl. kha ‘bar de ba) for the preta realms
6. Dharmarāja (Skt.; Tib. ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་, Chökyi Gyalpo; Wyl. chos kyi rgyal po) for the hell realms

Thanks.

It is from the peaceful and wrathful mandala cycle of Guhyagarbha Tantra.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Six Munis

Post by Seeker12 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:34 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:48 pm

It is from the peaceful and wrathful mandala cycle of Guhyagarbha Tantra.
Thank you.
Therein is nothing to remove
And thereto not the slightest thing to add.
The perfect truth viewed perfectly
And perfectly beheld is liberation.

Uttaratantra

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