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Buddha Vajradhara

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Buddha Vajradhara (Dorje Chang Buddha) (Jin-gang Zong-chi): Title of an ancient Buddha who from time to time incarnates in this world to help living beings and who is the supreme ruler of esoteric and exoteric Buddhism. He is the deep blue samboghakaya manifestation of the Adharma Buddha. He is the master of all the buddhas including the Buddhas of the Five Directions (five transcendent Buddhas), Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, and Mahavairocana, and Vajrasattva Mahasttva. He is usually portrayed with arms crossed holding a dorje (vajra) and bell (ghanta). All dharmas orginate from Buddha Vajradhara.

see also; Vajradhara

Source

buddhism.org