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Nine demeanours of a wrathful deity

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Nine demeanours (or styles) of a wrathful deity (Wyl. gar gyi nyams dgu) — there are three of the body, three of the speech and three of the mind.

The three of the body are:

  1. enticing/seductive/captivating (Wyl. sgeg pa; Skt. lāsya)
  2. heroic (Wyl. dpa' ba; Skt. vīra)
  3. terrifying/ferocious (Wyl. 'jigs su rung ba)

The three of the speech are:

  1. menacing laughter (Wyl. rgod pa)
  2. harsh and threatening/stern (Wyl. gshe ba)
  3. ferocious/wrathful and thunderous (Wyl. drag shul; Skt. ūgra)

The three of the mind are:

  1. compassion (Wyl. snying rje; Skt. kāruṇika)
  2. yearning (to tame others)/magnificent power (Wyl. rngams pa; Skt. adbhūta)
  3. peace/tranquility (Wyl. zhi ba; Skt. śānti)

Source

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