Safu Mahakala is also
known as “Lord of Pavillion”. He is embodying the fierce aspect of compassion.
Unique among wrathful deities, his raised right arm symbolizes the dispelling
of obstacles on the spiritual path, with the index finger pointing upward in a
threatening gesture. In his left hand, he holds a long staff or bar, signifying
his power to clear obstructions and pave the way for spiritual progress.
He represents the
transformation of negative emotions—such as ignorance, attachment, aversion,
pride, and jealousy—into wisdom, emphasizing his role in helping practitioners
overcome obstacles and attain enlightenment. He is positioned upon a lotus base
amid the flames of immaculate consciousness. These flames symbolize the
profound potency of wisdom and the process of purifying and eliminating
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