Hayagriva, the Wrathful Aspect of Amitabha: How Can He Help Us in Troubled Times?


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What's so special about Hayagriva Buddha and how can he help us in difficult times?
What's so special about Hayagriva Buddha? Why is Hayagriva recommended to students by Buddhist Teachers — in these difficult times? Why is this most Wrathful Heruka Emanation of Amitabha Buddha so effective today? What is the origin story of this fascinating and ferocious Buddha? In this Buddha Weekly video documentary, we answer these questions — and more.
What makes Hayagriva practice unique and special in Buddhism? Choden Rinpoche explains:

"Hayagriva is a wrathful manifestation of Chenrezig, the embodiment of all the Buddha’s compassion."

In the Sutra of Forming Hayagriva it is written: "Whoever, including even the insects, has heard the name and mantra of Hayagriva only one time will never again fall into the lower paths."

Many Buddhist teachers recommend Hayagriva as the practice most needed in modern times of rampant Egoism and Attachment.

Hayagriva the Incredible Hulk of Buddhas

Hayagriva — who is the Compassionate Buddha Amitabha’s most wrathful and powerful form — is the Heruka (the Hero) of the Lotus Padma Buddha Family. In modern terms, he is the “Incredible Hulk” manifestation of the Compassionate Buddha.

His irresistible “active” Discernment Wisdom is what many modern people need.

Great teachers in modern times continue to request their students accumulate Hayagriva Heruka’s mantra — known to be particularly efficacious in these troubled times.

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