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Eight Guardians of the Law

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Eight Guardians of the Law: Eight Protectors of the Dharma or Eight Terrifying Ones): Main Bodhisattva dharmapalas charged with protecting Buddhism and the holy dharma from its enemies. They are the embodiment of true compassion that can manifest out of emptiness in an extremely wrathful way to help sentient beings.
Includes

Mahakala,”
Shri Devi” (Palden Lhamo),
Yama,”
Yamantaka,”
Hayagriva,”
Beg-tse,”
Hevajra,” and
Chang-pa” (tsangs-pa).

See; “dharma protectors” and Tantra.

Source

xuanfa.net