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Dorjé Drolö

རྡོ་རྗེ་གྲོ་ལོད་
rdo rje gro lod
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Last Updated: November 10, 2022

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Guru Dorjé Drolö, or ‘Wild Wrathful Vajra’ is an extremely wrathful form that Guru Rinpoche manifested at thirteen different places in the Himalayan region named Taktsang or ‘Tiger’s Lair’. In this terrifying wrathful form of wild wisdom, he bound unruly spirits under oath to protect beings & guard the authentic Dharma. He is usually depicted standing astride a pregnant tigress. His practice is associated with the elimination of obstacles.

In Chapter five, The Prayer Requested by Nanam Dorjé Dudjom, of the renowned terma Le’u Dünma (The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmākara, the Second Buddha), Guru Rinpoche explains the activity of his manifestation:

སྟག་ཚང་སེང་གེ་བསམ་འགྲུབ་ཀེའུ་ཚང་དུ༔
taktsang sengé samdrub ké’u tsang du
At the Tiger’s Lair, in the cave called ‘Fulfilment of the Lion’s Wishes’,

གདུག་པའི་མུ་སྟེགས་བདུད་དང་དམ་སྲི་བཏུལ༔
dukpé mutek dü dang damsi tul
You subjugated malicious tīrthikas, māras and damsi demons;

གནས་ཆེན་གངས་བྲག་རྣམས་ལ་གཏེར་ཆེན་སྦས༔
né chen gang drak nam la terchen bé
In power-places, amid snow and rock, you hid the great termas,

མ་འོངས་སྙིགས་མའི་སེམས་ཅན་ཐུགས་རྗེས་གཟིགས༔
ma ong nyikmé semchen tukjé zik
Gazing in compassion on sentient beings still to come in this degenerate age:

རྡོ་རྗེ་གྲོ་ལོད་རྩལ་ལ་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས༔
dorjé drolö tsal la solwa deb
To Dorjé Drolö Tsal, we pray!

ཨོ་རྒྱན་པདྨ་འབྱུང་གནས་ལ་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས
orgyen pemajungné la solwa deb
To the Lotus-born Guru of Orgyen, we pray!

From The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmākara, the Second Buddha, Chapter 5: The Prayer Requested by Nanam Dorjé Dudjom.