Guru Tsokyé Dorje
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Guru Tsokye Dorje (Skt. Saroruhavajra; Tib. གུ་རུ་མཚོ་སྐྱེས་རྡོ་རྗེ་; Wyl. gu ru mtsho skyes rdo rje; Eng. 'Lake-born Vajra') — one of the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche. One of the distinctive features of this peaceful form of Guru Rinpoche is that he is represented holding a vajra at his heart.
From A Great Treasure of Blessings, pages 25–26:
- In the north-western part of the land of Oddiyana, on an island in the lake of Dhanakosha, the blessings of all the buddhas took shape in the form of a multi-coloured lotus flower. Moved with compassion at the suffering of sentient beings, the Buddha Amitabha sent out from his heart a golden vajra, marked with the syllable HRIH, which descended into the lotus blossom. It transformed into an exquisitely beautiful eight-year old child.
- As Guru Rinpoche was born within the lotus flower upon the waters of the lake, the dakinis called out to him from their hearts, and their call spontaneously became the Vajra Guru mantra. So this mantra is his heart mantra, his life core, his heart essence, and to recite it is to invoke his very being. He is known as Tsokye Dorje, 'Lake-born Vajra'.