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Protector

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protector (Skt: dharmapala; Tib: sung-ma)

Also called “Dharma protector,” can be worldly or a manifestation of the enlightened mind who protects Buddhism and its practitioners. Often confused in prayers with the word gön which actually means savior, and refers to the guru.

see also : dharmapala

Source

https://www.lamayeshe.com/glossary/p?page=1