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Dharmaraja

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Dharmaraja is the title of a Buddha, often mentioned in the Buddhist scriptures. Tib. chögyel. King claiming to rule in accord with the Dharma.

For example, in the "Simile and Parable" (third) chapter of the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni says, "I am the Dharma King, free to do as I will with the Dharma.

To bring peace and safety to living beings—that is the reason I appear in the world."

Also, according to Mahayana Buddhism, each Buddha presides over his Pure Land, and hence this could explain the possible origin of the name Dharmaraja.


 Dharmaraja refers to several things in Buddhism and Hinduism:

    Dharmaraja, the original Sanskrit term for Chogyal, which may refer to a secular ruler of Sikkim or Bhutan, or a higher-ranking monk in Tibetan Buddhism

    Dharmaraja, (AKA Kalarupa), a wrathful dharmapāla, and possibly an emanation of Manjusri

    Dharmaraja can refer to Yudhisthira in the Hindu epic Mahabharata

    Dharmaraja College, Kandy college in Sri Lanka

    Maharajah Dharma Raja Rama Varma of Travancore

    Dharmaraja (Buddhism), the title given to a Buddha, especially to Buddha Shakyamuni

Source

Wikipedia:Dharmaraja