The 4 King protectors in Bön

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The 4 King protectors in Bön

Postby kalden yungdrung » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:12 pm

Hello dear readers,

The 4 King protectors are in Bön different then in the TibetanDorje Thegpa tradition.

The 4 King protectors of Bön who are here depicted stem from the temple entrance from Tashi Menri in Dolanji / India (HP)

Remarkable is that there is no King protector of the Center...

2 King protectors are to the left - (West+South) depicted on the wall of the main entrance of the temple
2 King protectors are to the right -(East+North) depicted on the wall of the main entrance of the temple


From right to left would that be:

East - King protectors Snow Lion Headed
North - King protectors Pig Headed
West - King protectors Bear Headed
South - King protectors Dragon Headed

They all fly on the holy bird of Bön, the Cuckoo.
There is also the other holy bird the Kyung or Garuda.


Remarkable is the pentagram in the right hand of the Bear Headed King protectors .
It is the sign of the magical bomb which has also Gerpung Nangzer Lopo in his hand.This ritual of throwing the magical bomb seems to be lost, when i understood this well.....


Best wishes for our individual practice
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Re: The 4 Guardians in Bön

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Re: The 4 Guardians in Bön

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Re: The 4 Guardians in Bön

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Re: The 4 Guardians in Bön

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Re: The 4 Guardians in Bön

Postby kirtu » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:23 pm



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Re: The 4 Guardians in Bön

Postby kalden yungdrung » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:28 pm

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Re: The 4 King protectors in Bön

Postby kirtu » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:30 pm

Hi Kalden -

That's not a pentagram. In the west that is called a "Star of David" (because it became a symbol of Judaism) and it also is found in many other cultures. This symbol is formed with two triangles and is found in other teachings in Tibetan Buddhism as well.

Anyway I was thinking of a pentagon not a pentagram. A pentagram is a five pointed star that has a pentagon embedded in the center as a result of the line segments.

Pentagrams and Stars of David are ancient symbols that predate geometry.

Kirt


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Re: The 4 King protectors in Bön

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Re: The 4 King protectors in Bön

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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