Pictures - Thangkas

Black Coat

Skr. Mahakala
Tib. Bernakchen

Main protector of the Karma Kagyu lineage. He is a black, frightening buddhaform symbolizing the protecting compassion. He holds a chopping knife in his right hand cutting all hindrances. In his left had he has a skull bowl containing the blood of the ego. Invocating him regularily, helps to remove all inner and outer hindrances standing in the way to reach enlightenment.

 

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