Padmasambhava, an Indian sage, introduced the Tantric form of Buddhism
to Tibet in the 8th century. Much of his work consisted of taming renegade
forces in the Tibetan mind and landscape and paving the way for the
spread of a doctrine based on the perfectibility of the human spirit.
In this image, Padmasambhava is shown subjugating a local demon, a personification
of aberrant mental traits.
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