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Dorjé Drolö

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Author: Samye Institute
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:

taktsang sengé samdrub ké’u tsang du
At the Tiger’s Lair, in the cave called ‘Fulfilment of the Lion’s Wishes’,

dukpé mutek dü dang damsi tul
You subjugated malicious tīrthikas, māras and damsi demons;

né chen gang drak nam la terchen bé
In power-places, amid snow and rock, you hid the great termas,

ma ong nyikmé semchen tukjé zik
Gazing in compassion on sentient beings still to come in this degenerate age:

dorjé drolö tsal la solwa deb
To Dorjé Drolö Tsal, we pray!

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.